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Total Seal Rings

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RedDwarf, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    Anybody here using them? What do you think(those of you that are using them)? Do they boost power? Does your oil last longer?

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by RedDwarf on 11/04/01 09:18 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. zakk

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    well i do not run them but based on what i have read:
    should last longer, being that there is no change for blow-by till the cylinder walls themselves give.
    hard to "spin the rings" and start smoking.
    seems to be a place to squeeze every last bit of power out of your engine, if you got the $$$

    -Zakk
    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's

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  3. RedDwarf

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    Anyone else? Anyone? Anyone?

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  4. Leadfoot

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    I have "heard" (not proven fact by me) that gapless rings seal better and bump the compression a hair (actually the don't give you any more compression, they keep the cylinder from losing it like other rings). I have also heard that there are tradeoffs. Because of the compression they give more ponies but that they wear out quicker, put more stress on the cylinder walls, and contribute to pinging (because of higher friction and compression they provide). Again I have not proved this, this is just what I have heard. TIFWIW.

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  5. RedDwarf

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    Yeah, I am familiar with the theory. I am buying a set soon.
    I was just hoping someone here would have them so I'll know what to expect.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. James Rustyk5

    James Rustyk5 Registered Member

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    I have used Total seal rings in several of my motors and customers without a problem. Right know my grandfather has about 150000 miles on a motor I built using Total Seal rings and he is not real good about oil changes.
     

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