View Single Post
nocarrier nocarrier is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,040
Right on Mike,

I only really warm the pistons when re-installing them. It just gives a little extra clearance when sliding the pins through the pistons and the rods.

I don't heat the pins.

I find that sometimes the pins can get "sticky" and need a little bit of "help" to get in their "correct plane " in the piston pin bore. In order to avoid any tapping on the pins or any other sudden movements when getting the pin installed. I use a little heat.

This is my method only and YMMV
Old 09-09-2010, 12:44 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)