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Old 04-22-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Cylinder honing

I've honed my cylinder wall with the stone type and there are still two small smooth patches, so I'm looking at getting the dingle ball tool (like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Research-FLEX-.../dp/B002XUL1EE)

My question is, do I get the size just above the bore (bore is ~3.327" so get the 3.5"?) and which grit (120, 180, 240)?

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Old 04-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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If they are small do not worry about it, as long as you cannot feel it or catch your nail in it your good to go, the rings will still seat. how long did you hone for? A good 10-15 seconds @ 250 rpm with the walls oiled is all you need.
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Probably total of 45-60 seconds on low. 30 to start then a few more quick times to try and get the smooth spots again. There are about two smooth spots a little smaller than a nickle each.

There are no edges or anything, this was just for deglazing.

Edit: added a pic. The hatch looks worse than it is, it still feels smooth to the touch.


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Moved you to the Technical Chat area so you can get some better help with your question.
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Dont worry about the small spots, ive rebuilt a total of 6 of these engines and have had a couple do that with no issues
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If they are small do not worry about it, as long as you cannot feel it or catch your nail in it your good to go, the rings will still seat. how long did you hone for? A good 10-15 seconds @ 250 rpm with the walls oiled is all you need.
This^^^^^^^^^^^ Its good theres hatch marks. What motor is this d-tech or a zetec? You doing rods/pistons?
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A SPI I assume since that's where he posted it in before I moved it.
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It's an SPI with the infamous valve drop on cylinder #3, so it's getting new rod/piston/bearings. It's just a daily grind commuter LX with 160k on it, nothing fancy here. Just trying to get a few more years out of it.
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If you feel that bad about it take a piece of oiled 400 sandpaper and move side to side with a little up and down to replicate the rest of it. Engine will see it as the same. Low spots in bore. Nice to know about them, the ball hone would cover them up so you don't see them.
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it should be alright. the good thing is it appears that you got the up and down motion of the hone at the right speed. looks like some nice 45* crosshatching there.
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