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Old 03-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
Donnyd21
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Originally Posted by mikebontoft View Post
I hate to add a difference in opinion but you don't need to replace the other rods and pistons if they have a little pitting. You have to make sure though that the top ring can move freely. It should be fine on all the other pistons, but I suppose you should check anyway.

My piston was hamburger meat on the top and I actually ran the engine for a good 20min after the seat dropped. drove it into the shop. When I later disassembled it, the whole skirt and actually most of the body were missing and sitting in the oil pan.
I can agree with that, very minor nicks are fine, but most of the time its not minor...
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