6-34. PISTON AND CONNECTING ROD MAINTENANCE (TRUNK TYPE) (Cont)
(3) Piston and Connecting Rod Assembly
to Cylinder Liner
(a) Apply clean engine oil to piston,
rings, and inside surface of piston
Inspect ring compressor for nicks or
burrs, especially at nontapered
inside diameter end. Nicks or burrs
on inside diameter of compressor
will result in damage to piston rings.
Place piston ring compressor (22)
on a wood block with tapered end
of ring compressor facing up.
Stagger piston ring gaps 90
degrees apart on piston. Make
sure ends of oil control ring
expanders do not overlap.
Start top of piston and connecting
rod assembly (5) straight into ring
compressor (22). Then push
piston down until it contacts wood
Place cylinder liner (1) with
flange end down on wood block.
Numbers on side of connecting rod
and cap identify rod with cap and
indicate cylinder where used.