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    CelicaSupra.com Member Tre's Avatar
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    Best Piston Rings?

    I'm in the middle of an '85 5MGE rebuild and looking for a piston ring recommendation. Rock Auto has Sealed Power premium chrome rings. E491KC.
    Has anyone run these in their rebuild that can comment on how they are?
    Thanks in advance.
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    These?
    https://www.amazon.com/Sealed-Power-.../dp/B000C7HWKW
    Not so much the BRAND,but the way that they are made and with what materials.
    With a non-turbo application,you will be fine.
    Careful fitting is more important than the brand name.
    Hastings? Sealed Power? OEM?
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    http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

    As important as the brand is the techniques of the installation and the Break in. Read through the ways on the site fully.

    Most all new factory motors are run to full RPM and max power on a test bench dynos. That goes a long ways to the rings breaking in. With out doing that you need to run it briskly and "hard" as soon as you hit the street as per Motoman's ways. Most people's rings never seat well cause the babied the motor in the first 1/2 hour of run time.

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    I was doing my rebuild, and the crappy Beck/Arnley rings were of an inconsistent length and the gap was too large (wasn't the cylinders). So I bought Hastings rings, heard theyre the best.

    Hastings P/N 2C6162

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    [QUOTE] These?
    https://www.amazon.com/Sealed-Power-.../dp/B000C7HWKW
    Not so much the BRAND,but the way that they are made and with what materials.
    With a non-turbo application,you will be fine.
    Careful fitting is more important than the brand name.
    Hastings? Sealed Power? OEM?
    I wouldn't care. Comments? [QUOTE]

    Yes. Those same rings are on Rock Auto for 78 bucks. I've been looking around a bit more. Hastings sells a grey iron plasma moly set for our cars. I'm leaning towards that. 2M6162 is their part number.

    https://www.amazon.com/Hastings-2M61...eywords=2m6162
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    Quote Originally Posted by SupraMoto View Post
    I was doing my rebuild, and the crappy Beck/Arnley rings were of an inconsistent length and the gap was too large (wasn't the cylinders). So I bought Hastings rings, heard theyre the best.

    Hastings P/N 2C6162

    Bought from northernautoparts.com
    I've heard that chrome top rings can be tricky for break in. Did you do a specific hone for that set? Are you having oil consumption issues at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlH View Post
    http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

    As important as the brand is the techniques of the installation and the Break in. Read through the ways on the site fully.

    Most all new factory motors are run to full RPM and max power on a test bench dynos. That goes a long ways to the rings breaking in. With out doing that you need to run it briskly and "hard" as soon as you hit the street as per Motoman's ways. Most people's rings never seat well cause the babied the motor in the first 1/2 hour of run time.

    Thanks for the link!
    I actually had seen this link in another post as well. It's a good read. I'll be trying to get the best break in possible.
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    Years ago my old machine shop told me chrome rings needed a much courser hone finish, Who ever does the honing should be able to use the proper stones if you tell them what type of rings you are using. But using Motoman's ways are even more important when using chrome. While warming up the car you can set the timing and burp the air out of the cooling system and look things over, But that only takes a few minutes, After that it is time to start to do the break in on roads suitable to changes in speed with fast acceleration and deceleration . I live on rural roads,, But still have to pick the right time of day so there is not traffic. In the old days I even used non detergent oil for the first 20 miles or so before I changed to "regular" oil. The old Norton Commandos I worked on really responded well.

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    Ordered the 2m6162 today. Plasma moly seems to be a decent upgrade from stock with out being too picky on bore hone. I'll post back here in a while when I've had them running for a while.

    I'll be running a zinc break in oil for a while that I bought from the machine shop when I picked up the block.

    Thanks for the info guys!
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