Thread: Piston Stuck
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:00 PM
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Default Re: Piston Stuck

I just remembered an engine that was returned to a vendor with a "stuck piston". The customer did not disassemble anything but he said "the engine was seized". When I took it apart I found a ring alignment pin was out of its hole in the groove and wedged under a ring. The engine was indeed, seized. The assembler at the factory had managed to get the piston into the cylinder but it was jammed at BDC. Luckily the customer did not try to force anything and the engine was never started. I was able to salvage everything except the piston and that engine is the one on the Captain American bike today. Runs great.
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