Cylinder Liner 1.6.3
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Fig. 9 - Cylinder Liner Seal Ring Location in Cylinder Block Bore
into the liner until the piston is free of the ring
2. Place the piston ring compressor on a wood block,
with the chamfered end of the ring compressor facing
CAUTION: Do not force the piston into the
liner. The peripheral abutment type expanders
3. Position (stagger) the piston ring gaps properly on
apply considerably more force on the oil ring
the piston. Make sure the ends of the oil control ring
than the standard expander. Therefore, extra
expanders are not overlapped.
care must be taken during the loading
operation to prevent ring breakage.
4. Start the top of the piston straight into the ring
compressor. Then push the piston down until it
8. Remove the connecting rod cap and the ring
contacts the wood block (Operation 1 of Fig. 8).
compressor. Then push the piston down until the
compression rings pass the cylinder liner ports.
5. Note the position of the matchmark and place the
liner, with the flange end down, on the wood block.
6. Place the ring compressor and the piston and
connecting rod assembly on the liner so the numbers
on the rod and cap are aligned with the matchmark on
the liner (Operation 2 of Fig. 8).
NOTE: The numbers, or number and letter, on
the side of the connecting rod and cap identify
the rod with the cap and indicate the particular
cylinder in which they are used. If a new service
connecting rod is to be installed, the same
identification numbers, or number and letter,
must be stamped in the same location as on the
connecting rod that was replaced.
Fig. 10 - installing Piston, Rod and Liner
Assembly in Cylinder Block
7. Push the piston and connecting rod assembly down
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