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Old 11-06-2012, 07:30 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by elsalvadorklr View Post
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"

...I agree with this, I've always understood that the rings rotate in the bore as the engine runs, so it's a loss/gain of 0 when reinstalling the same rings and not honing... Whether it smokes or not, depends on if it smoked before PO took it apart.
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