What tools are used to remove a piston ring?
Piston Ring Pliers are designed to install compression ring at the piston. Using the pliers will help to reduce installation stress. It designed for the most passenger car and light truck rings.
Always use piston ring pliers for mounting and dismantling piston rings to avoid damage the piston ring. Using other tools such as screwdrivers or wireloops can damage your piston and piston ring. Placing the piston in the cylinder do with a ring compressor.
How to remove the piston ring
How do you install piston rings?
How to easily install a piston
What is compression ring?
A compression ring is the seal that prevents leaks from pipe segments. So this is very important don`t damage piston or piston rings by installing.
You can see at the picture the top two rings— known as compression rings. The main target of compression rings are sealing the combustion chamber.
The bottom ring— used as the oil control ring— The main goal of the oil ring is controlling the supply of oil to the cylinder wall, in order to lubricate the piston skirt and the oil control rings.