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Originally Posted by boosted79 View Post
After losing a month due to a Porsche Motorsport main bearing fiasco I've finally got everything that I need to begin assembly. I am not impressed with the Goetze rings. The gaps are way over the high end of the stock specs! Has anyone else found this? In a cylinder that was replated by US Chrome and is EXACTLY at the low end of spec I got .018" gap on the oil ring and .013" on the two compression. The spec is .006-.012". What the ?? Some of the new rings are only a couple thou tighter than the 80k mile ones I took out. Does anyone make anything that fits right anymore? Should I go with Total Seal? I'm sure these will work fine for a street engine but it just pi$%#* me off. US Chrome did a fantastic job so there are still some companies that take pride in their product.
Hate to say it, but that's the new normal. :-(
That oil ring end gap will be okay, it's the compression rings that need attention.
Total Seal = good company, good products
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