The bore side of the ring appears to be without bevel. Do not overlap the ends of the oil ring expander. Second compression ring has a darker, charcoal gray finish and may have slight bevel along inner surface, or a hook-like relief machined on the bottom of the outer diameter. When i removed the old piston rings from my stock 5.0 pistons i noted the top ring was beveled with the bevel up (no dot).The second ring was flat with the dot up. (Figure 5). 1 . 438 Posts . Ted: Posted 7 Years Ago . Thanks, Gary in N.Y. P.S. There is no visable bevel, but I assume the dot means it goes up. Typical engine break-in: use conventional motor oil with zinc additive or oil with zinc—change oil after first 3,000 miles. STEEL compression rings have no bevel at all, they have what is called a "radius face" therefore there is no top or bottom of the ring. However, they also play an important part in controlling engine oil consumption. The other ring has bevels on top and bottom edges that meet the cylinder wall. If rings designed for a deep groove piston are installed on a shallow groove piston; the rings will bottom out and jam against the cylinder. Piston rings can be damaged during installation if the lower lip of the ring compressor is nicked. This results in catastrophic engine failure. Can you slip a ring in each groove (land) and it goes in all the way?, and then try again, with the rings upside down. The excessive up and down movement puts severe stress on the locating pin. 4. Our Part Stores are a great source for all of your auto parts needs! The new rings i got are Hastings And the have the top ring as flat and the second ring beveled with the bevel down and dot up. Narrow rings (1.0/1.2mm) that aren’t marked or beveled can be installed with either side up. Family. See orientation diagram. (Figure 4). Discussion Starter • #3 • Nov 1, 2008. ya it makes sense, i dont know why it didnt sound right to me. Quote. Unmarked 2nd rings with inner bevel install with bevel down. Discussion Starter • #1 • Nov 12, 2011. i am on here now because akerly &childs are closed and i am trying to assemble my motor. If there is no bevel, ring can be installed either side up. GOSFAST, Dec 27, … Some rings dont use the bevel and have a DOT only The second ring the DOT goes up which places the BEVEL down as the second ring WORKS going down the bore Every set I have seen has been like this more costly repairs down the road. Install light colored ring in top groove, bevel up. Most popular ring sets also have the second ring with the "dot" up but the "bevel" down! due to changes in ring manufacturing methods many moly rings are being manufactured out of steel wire. This is a "scraper" type ring! Some questions that the instructions do not cover... 1. Take the rings off the piston using a ring expander. regarding orintation in ring groove up/down they can be installed either way because the ring sides are square, rings that are marked have one side tappered or a steped groove to help with compression sealing. Rings with a bevel on the inside diameter but no "pip" mark or dot must be installed with the bevel towards the top of the piston. if for some chance your piston has 2 semi-trap rings they both go in bevel face up. the bevel you are talking about is either a 45 degree notch or a 90 degree chisel out of the bottom outside of the ring. This ring may have a dot or letter on the top side. 1-The "top" ring will have it's "dot" up and either no chamfer/bevel on the inside OR it will have a chamfer/bevel on the inside and on the same side as the "dot"! its not on all brand rings (particularly not the chinese ones you have) so dont panic if you dont see it. Endurance applications place the top ring 0.125-0.150 inches down. This piston ring has a tapered face, when installed properly, the taper will hydroplane over any excess oil on the cylinder wall, during the upstroke, and scrape it down. I am going to assume the shiny ring side surface (molly) is the top compression ring. 10. 2-The "second" ring will have the "dot" up and it … One of the best ring mfr's is Speed-Pro, we try to use this brand only when possible! ... (don't force piston if it is hung up). If you have this style of ring put the dot up and bevel down. We're going to focus on one very specific step in engine building, installing piston rings, so I can be completely thorough, and you will understand how to install pistons. More ring movement will generate a load between the piston ring and the locating pin. Group: Administrators Last Active: Yesterday Posts: 6.4K, Visits: 164.7K. Piston ring end gaps should always be measured to make sure the rings fit the grooves and cylinders correctly. surface load against the cylinder wall while reducing friction. Use only synthetic motor oil if originally specified by manufacturer. Unmarked 2nd rings with inner bevel install with bevel down. The tapered piston has less resistance (damping) overall than the flat piston because the length of the holes are thinner, so it ends up exactly the same as running a lighter oil. The middle ring has an inside bevel facing to the inside of the piston. I was taught that with bevel or step rings. See orientation diagram. You want all of the rings to have a perfect 90 degree flush surface when mating with the top of the cylinder. Cast iron and ductile iron compression rings may or may not have bevels. The top compression ring is most commonly cut on the top inside edge, which then creates positive (upward) twist as compression pushes down on the piston, giving it a look similar to a belleville washer. There have been instances, such as on high-performance snowmobile racing machines, where the piston pin will sheer off at the end and allow the ring to move. This ring actually doubles as a compression and oil control ring. piston weight. If the ring has a dot or writing on it, install with this side up. On the hastings rings the ring with the dot up, bevel down is the second ring, the ring with no markings or bevel is the top ring. I don't know if the sharp edge ring goes in the top groove or the bevel edged ring goes in the top ring groove of the piston. standard gap no ring filing should be necessary; however, ring end gaps should still be checked. Gary- Havelock, New Zealand. Rings without a dot or inner bevel install either side up. Piston Ring Tech - Ringing Up New Power Often Overlooked, New Piston Ring Technology Can Help Engine Builders Find More Horsepower At Every Level Of Racing . Quick Video on how to install piston rings. The main functions of compression rings are to seal the combustion chamber from the crankcase and transfer heat from the piston to the cylinder. If they wont go one way, then your gonna know that one ring land needs the beveled ring there. Both rings have marks to show which side is up. Co-Administrator. 4. Dot up, Bevel up..Ring end gap .004 per inch of piston dia...example: 4" bore would be .016 gap..[.004 x 4.00] seb fontana, Dec 26, 2011. an inner bevel install with bevel up. file fit – see notes and the charts below. Many OEM pistons have the top ring 0.300-0.400 inches down from the piston top. If the ring is not marked on one side near the end gap, either side can be up. This tool contains two handles and a large circular or U-shaped top. If your original second ring had an inside bevel, then that bevel should have been facing down. an inner bevel install with bevel up. 40 + Parts Stores. Which piston ring edge is beveled will vary depending on the rings function and location in the piston. Second ring: Using a piston ring expander (see illustration 4), install the second ring with the marked side up. The dot will place the bevel to the work side. Thanks for Watching! An unmarked 2nd ring with an inner bevel should be installed bevel side down. Piston Ring Parts Supplier. The amount of surface area must accommodate the load, while providing piston stability to minimize rocking relative to the pin axis as the piston moves down from TDC and back up from BDC. the stamps on the rings should be facing up (towards the cylinder head) as they only stamp the upper edge of the ring (non-beveled side). Reply. Swap top and bottom lands and try again. 5000 + Service Centers. The Mahle piston ring instructions are HORRIBLE. The bevel on the top ring allows gas pressure to push on the ring, bevel faces up when DOT is up. 100 + Brands Available . Having the taper up or down will make no difference in a directional sense, so your compression and rebound will be the same. a FWIW, the bevel faces up so as the piston is quickly accelerated down by combustion the bevel interfaces with the ring groove as to force the ring outward against the bore for better seal. 5000000 + Parts Available. 2. Hi BC, the "dots" always go "up" on the pistons. If the ring is a taper hook groove style, the groove always goes down. See all 5 photos. The piston skirt area is slightly “barrel” shaped to provide an adequate . 4,676 Posts . The bevel can be either at the top of the ring or at the bottom, or there may be no bevel at all. ring set types. Also the top ring is the one with the shiny face,the moly coating, the second ring will be a dull cast look just like the sides. The bevel goes on the bottom, of the middle ring slot on the piston, and is the compression ring. One ring has a sharp, square edge that goes up against the cylinder wall. piston rings please read all instructions completely before filing rings. Auto Value Service Center. As for ring location on piston the top ring is the chromed and the middle ring is darker in color. Piston Ring Types Compression Rings. 5. Unmarked rings with an inner bevel install bevel side down. See Figures 2 and 3. Inside up outside down. Narrow rings (1.0/1.2mm) that aren’t marked or beveled can be installed with either side up. If the ring is upside down the reverse will happen and again you won't keep oil in the engine. There are the following types: Rectangular Ring: A piston ring with a rectangular cross section. 3. We hold a cross country warranty that is recognized at all Auto Value Service Centers in North America. 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