It is fairly easy to install a new liner and piston set. The only critical
measurement is to ensure the liner stands proud of the block per
installation instructions. That ensures a good liner seal. Mine all fit
perfectly so no adjustments were necessary. You get a new set of figure of
eight seals with the kit. IMO it is the easiest and best way to go. Not
sure what current prices are, but if you have a mix of new and used pistons
it is well worth the cost of all new parts.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 8:27 AM
Subject: How hard to fit a big bore kit to a TRactor motor?
I looked over my smoky flaky compression motor closer last night and saw
that only the one piston is new, the other three look like a mixed set of
used ones. Also I have scores in at least one bore. Now I'm thinking about
biting the bullet and buying a new sleeve/piston set.
Am I dreaming to hope that you can just buy the set and install it without a
lot of complex measurments and having things machined to actually fit right?
Is it tough to actually get the sleeves to seal up right, or can a non
engine savvy guy follow the directions and get it to work?
I read through the section on changing a sleeve in the Haynes manual and it
didn't sound too bad.
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