Pistons are smaller cylindrical components that fit inside a larger cylinder. They move under fluid pressure of a reciprocating engines and can either work at displacing or compressing fluids such as in pumps and compressors units. Piston rings are located in-between the piston and cylinder. The piston rings allow engines operate efficiently and have other major functions like creation of minimum oil lubrication film, sealing compression gas, and heat transfer in addition to piston support within the cylinder housing.
Things that may be Need
- Safety gloves
- Penetrating oil
- brake cleaner
- Copper Grounding Wire
- Wear a safety gloves. Turn the engine off where the piston ring is to minimize potential hazard.
- Mix equal parts of both brake cleaner and penetrating oil.
- Wipe out the inner cylinder walls with a clean dry rag.
- Hit the hammer on one end of the copper wire until it is flattened paper thin, like a knife tip. Penetrate the grime between the piston rings with it, piston and cylinder walls. Clean out any grime and dirt in these areas in order to let the fluid soak through well.
- Pour some vinegar into the cylinder until the piston is covered with it. Add the penetrating oil and brake cleaner that you mixed and using the copper flat tip mix and stir the fluids all around the piston and cylinder.
- Allow the mixture to be in the cylinder for some time. Many hours up to about one week is a recommended time to let the fluids soak and release the piston ring.
- Repeat the last two steps if the piston ring is still stuck. Consult a professional technician where all these fail
SEE ALSO:HOW TO REPAIR A BRAKE PISTON