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rings stuck on old pistons (pictures)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RaiderSix, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Mar 2, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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    RaiderSix

    RaiderSix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, I got my pistons out and can't get the dang rings off. The good news is that I now know the cause of my really low compression. The rings are so tight to the piston that it takes a good minute to even find where the end gap is. I have tried using a heat gun and soaking them with solvent. Anyone got any ideas? :confused:
    Top ring gap[​IMG]
    Bottom ring gap[​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 2, 2008 at 5:27 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Soak them in a parts cleaning tub.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    RaiderSix

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    I am thinking of getting new pistons. I found a pretty good deal on them. I'm renting a car for $20 a day and can't be sitting around for 2 weeks for the rings to maybe let go of the pistons.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    soak them with liquid wrench for an hour, then try using a small flat head screw driver to break them free............or go with the new pistons/rings like you were saying:D.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2008 at 9:44 PM
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    RaiderSix

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    I've got my valves out and they look pretty good for 113,000 miles.

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  6. Mar 8, 2008 at 9:54 PM
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    06tacoma

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    would defintly agree on getting new pistons if its in your budget
     
  7. Mar 9, 2008 at 8:49 PM
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    RaiderSix

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    Got the new pistons on the way. While I'm waiting for them to come in, I decided to do some clean up.

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  8. Mar 9, 2008 at 8:58 PM
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    looks like it is coming along pretty good
     
  9. Mar 9, 2008 at 9:06 PM
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  10. Mar 10, 2008 at 10:53 PM
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    RaiderSix

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    Gook on intake valve. Same type of hard deposit that glued the rings into the pistons.
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    Same valve.
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    They are all this clean now. :hattip

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    Nice set of pistons, pins, and rings.
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    Teflon (I'm guessing) coating all over the piston skirts.
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  11. Mar 13, 2008 at 4:55 PM
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    350TacoZilla

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    looking good yeah that gook is basically carbon and those rings may never come out...I'd soak one of old ones now that you got new and just see how long before they free up (if ever)
     
  12. Mar 13, 2008 at 10:19 PM
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    RaiderSix

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    I put my pistons in yesterday and got the head on and torqued. I feel like I got somewhere with the head back on. I didn't like having all those dirt sensitive parts exposed. Tommorow I will put the lifters, cams and exhaust back on and hopefully have it all together and running by Sunday.

    Shiny new pistons.
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    Head on.
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  13. Mar 23, 2008 at 9:55 PM
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    95tojo

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    whats your reasoning for doing an overhaul ?


    i am thinking about doing one and i donno if i wanna get into all that hahaha


    cost so far and what you have done ?
     
  14. Mar 24, 2008 at 4:07 AM
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    RaiderSix

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    Yep, Phantom is right. It's just one thing after another with this truck. I am starting to believe in vexes and curses now. My front brakes are currently locked up, so even though it is running, I still can't drive it. :burnrubber:
     
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