Re: Ernst from Turllock Ca
If the piston is that damaged, the cylinder is now a pencil cup. Your cylinder is all aluminum with a very, very thin coating of hard chrome plating as a cylinder liner.
There is no way it would survive the other half of the damage incurred to the piston.
If by some freak of chance, the piston locked up in mid stroke as you were going 19 MPH and the cylinder and ports survived, you'd better check for damaged connecting rod bearings, a bent connecting rod and shifted flywheels. An object in motion tends to stay in motion, and if the engine stopped moving that fast, the built up inertia of the flywheels can be surprisingly strong.
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