Removing the ringds from a VB piston

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Removing the ringds from a VB piston

Postby Mike Nash » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:14 pm

Dear all,
I've this old piston that I hope has a bit of remaining life - if I can only replace the rings! The problem is getting the old ones out. It was running on Castrol R and the top two rings are well and truly stuck; I can't get even a dentist's tooth pick in at the ring gap (probably lack of gap was the problem). Are there solvents for Castrol R? Can you use a small cutting disc to dismember the ring?

Any advice will be very much appreciated, MikeN.
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