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Offline Dale Thierer

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« on: October 26, 2014, 03:49:24 pm »
Can you use 0 end gap rings on a blown fuel moter?

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Re: Rings
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 07:49:56 pm »
Can you use 0 end gap rings on a blown fuel moter?

 I assume you mean 2nd ring.    Yes...  BUT....  It makes it difficult to catch issues in a leak down.
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Re: Rings
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 09:12:32 pm »
Lots of plenty fast racers have used them for a long time, they just may not advertise such.

Always thought it kept oil dilution under control a lot better . . . . .

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 09:52:48 pm »
I have used them in alcohol motors but not sure I want nitro trapped in there. Besides they will haul ass with normal rings and they run hard because of the fuel system and overall tune up, not the ring combination.
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Re: Rings
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 10:45:57 pm »


















The total seal rings work great in a cackle motor.  No fuel gets into the oil!









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Offline Pete Ramey

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Re: Rings
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2014, 12:02:14 pm »
As Brown says,the motor leaks good (mine was less than 5%) and the ring lands looked like a roller coaster when pistons were removed.

Worst thing was you dont know when it happened.

I have found a better was is to do a compression check with a guage, it makes more sense once you know the numbers.

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Re: Rings
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2014, 01:06:05 pm »
All they do is make things more expensive
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Re: Rings
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2014, 05:25:25 pm »
I have tried both and have one other issue....the 2 piece rings are a pain to install with the tapered ring compressors....we now run conventional rings and the pistons push in easily....that's a factor if you R & R pistons frequently...
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Re: Rings
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2014, 06:21:10 am »
gapless rings are a novel idea in an alcohol or n/a motor but unnecessary and just one more unneeded detail in a nitro motor... with alcohol or n/a motors you're trying to seal up a vapor. with nitro it's a much higher volume of non compressible product you're trying to capture/manage

keep it simple... standard rings are simple creatures in what is more of a hydraulic type situation

just my view on it
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Re: Rings
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 10:35:37 am »
Alcohol burns as a liquid, gasoline burns as a vapor
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Re: Rings
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2014, 03:25:01 pm »
Alcohol burns as a liquid, gasoline burns as a vapor
still not consuming near the volume of methanol as with nitromethane

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