Chrome piston rings?

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Walt
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Chrome piston rings?

Postby Walt » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:18 pm

Hello again everyone, and my apologies if this gets asked often, i couldn't find much with the search.

A friend of mine is putting an L20 back together, and his old top rings were chrome, but with his new set, the top ring is unplated. Is this going to be any sort of a problem down the road?
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Re: Chrome piston rings?

Postby Laecaon » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:14 am

You really dont need chrome except for Turbo/supercharger use. And chrome is way harder to break in. Regular old rings work great in normal motors.
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Re: Chrome piston rings?

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:12 am

Agreed. Cast rings are just fine, even preferable, in most applications. They break in almost immediately and seal great. Tell him to make sure he checks the end gaps and never give them a second thought.
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Re: Chrome piston rings?

Postby Walt » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:12 am

Alright, thank you for the help :)

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