Quantcast FIGURE 3-167.  Staggered Piston Ring Gaps

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ARMY TM 9-2815-256-24 AIR FORCE TO 38G1-96-2 MARINE CORPS TM 2815-24/5 k. Clean cylinder liner bores with waterless hand cleaner after installation. I. Wipe dry with clean towels. m. Apply  a  thin  coat  of  clean  engine  lubricating  oil  (MIL-L-2104)  immediately  to  ID  of  liners  to  prevent corrosion. 3-49.3. Pistons and Connecting Rods. a. Ensure piston ring gaps are staggered as described in paragraph 3-48.1., and as shown on FIGURE 3-167. b. Coat pistons liners and inside of ring compressor with clean engine lubricating oil (MIL-L-2104). c. Carefully place ring compressor with piston and rod over liner. FIGURE 3-167.  Staggered Piston Ring Gaps CAUTION Be  sure  crankshaft  journals  and  liner  walls  are  not  damaged  by  rod  when  installing  piston  Be  sure crankshaft journals and liner walls are not damaged by rod when installing piston and rod in liner. CAUTION Be sure word FRONT on side of rod and side or top of piston faces toward front of engine.  If FRONT is  not  visible  on  side  or  top  of  pistons,  install  piston  on  rod  so  that  offset  in  combustion  bowl  is opposite camshaft side of engine.  Long side of connecting rod should face camshaft side of block. d. With piston centered in ring compressor and rings staggered correctly, push piston into liner. e. Install one bearing insert in connecting rod with tang (A, FIGURE 3-168) in groove (B).  Put clean engine lubricating oil (MIL-L-2104) on insert and crankshaft journal.  Carefully pull connecting rod with insert to crankshaft journal. 3-214


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