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Old 11-06-2012, 06:59 AM   #51
southern xr rider
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Columbus, GA
Oddometer: 4,154
i beg to differ on one point

I had a base gasket leak happen on my 88 piston and oem rings maybe had 2k miles on it...

so on the advice of an EXPERT I was told to replace gasket and reinstall it all back again...

he specifically said that the rings dont know jack squat if they are in or out of the cylinder...I didnt even realign the rings since the rings naturally rotate in the cylinder under normal engine running

since it was a fresh rebore and hone and rings and piston there was no need to rehone anything

however in the op's case this would be reccomended since he is dealing with original worn out parts...

in my case no compression loss and absolutely no smoking...

also I dry install pistons and rings now after a sort of bad incident with oiling the rings too much on my first rebuild...

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