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Likelihood of every piston ring corroding the same rate

I performed a rebuild of my both cylinder heads on a V6 engine, in order to grind leaky valves. I performed a test of each valve pouring isopropyl alcohol in the intake/exhaust chamber and waiting ...
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Does a 2-stroke engine needs "break-in" after replacing cylinder and piston?

I just replaced cylinder and piston (with new gasket, rings, etc) in a 2-stroke 52cc string trimmer engine. It started at the first pull and sounds great, I let it run for 5 minutes, adjusted the carb ...
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Bent push rod, valve bent as well?

so i finally got around to opening up the head of my lawn mower and found out why it wasnt running. the intake push rod is bent. and the exhaust is straight. obviously my valves were way out of spec ...
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Modify (cut) piston skirts: does it also cuts its lifespan?

I'm temped, as a challenge to a problem that raised when getting ready to assemble my engine, to modify the pistons skirts since one of the pistons got a crack in the skirt, under the pin side. I see ...
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What is the plastic plug for on the bottom of an SU HS4 Carburettor Piston?

Please could somebody explain the purpose of this plastic plug on the bottom of my SU HS4 carburettor piston? The lip of the plug protrudes very slightly from the bottom of the piston (shown bottom ...
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Piston leaked 1 cup of alcohol in 1 hr

I am analyzing a cylinder leakdown across all 6 cylinders of about 90% in each cylinder. After repeatedly confirming it wasn't the valves or the head gasket, I removed one of the heads and poured 1 ...
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I have a 2008 Ford Expedition XLT

I have a 2008 Ford Expedition XLT. While changing my spark plugs I didn’t push them down as far as was required therefore on two of them the hook broke off and now it’s making a clacking metal sound. ...
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Does this piston look normal?

I noticed a slightly reddish color on my pistons. Is it normal? It's an '08 Mercedes-Benz E350, gasoline (petrol), with 35k miles. Here is a little color correction:
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