Cylinder Block, Liners, Pistons, and Rods
5. Stagger ring gap on piston as shown.
NOTE: If crankshaft was removed, see INSTALL
CRANKSHAFT in Group 15.
6. Coat piston, liners and I.D. of JDE96 Piston Ring
Compressor with clean engine oil.
7. Carefully place ring compressor with piston and rod
IMPORTANT: Be sure crankshaft journals and liner
walls are not damaged when installing
piston and rod in liner.
NOTE: Be sure the word "FRONT" on piston and rod face
toward the front of the engine.
Position of Piston Ring Gaps
8. With piston centered in ring compressor and rings
staggered correctly, push piston into liner as shown.
Installing Piston in Cylinder Liners
A--Top of Piston
B--Top Compression Ring Gap
C--Oil Control Ring Gap
D--Expander Ring Gap
E--Bottom Compression Ring Gap
F--Front of Engine
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