Inspect Piston Ring End

(a) Using a piston, push the piston ring a little beyond the bottom of the ring travel, 110 mm (4.33 in.) from the top of the cylinder block.

Piston Ring End Gap

(b) Using a feeler gauge, measure the end gap. Standard end gap

Item

Specified Condition

No. 1 Ring

0.24 to 0.31 mm (0.0094 to 0.0122 in.)

No. 2 Ring

0.33 to 0.43 mm (0.0130 to 0.0169 in.)

Oil Ring

0.10 to 0.30 mm (0.0040 to 0.0119 in.)

Maximum end gap

Item

Specified Condition

No. 1 Ring

0.89 mm (0.0350 in.)

No. 2 Ring

1.37 mm (0.0539 in.)

Oil Ring

0.73 mm (0.0287 in.)

If the end gap is greater than the maximum, replace the piston ring. If the end gap is greater than the maximum, even with a new piston ring, replace the cylinder block.

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