ok so i decided to try gapless rings on my son's engine. any secret to install them? bbc 468
is there a problem with running them?
I've got customers that use them and have good luck with them. . gapless stuff. It's just that GM spent millions and found the best way and now it is becoming the accepted norm.wow, wish i knew this before i bought them. the machine shop that did the machine work say's he use's them all the time. i am going to call and see if i can return them.
On the top gapless I have been told it depends on the piston mfg and how good the ring lands are when it comes to being machined. Warp may have some stuff he can share as I am willing to bet he has thrown these on an engine for testing.chris what i did not read is the ring set in question a second ring gapless or some of the newer top ring gapless ? I have heard top ring setup may be alot better.
also at what rpm would ring flutter set in?
I run a set of the childs/albert 2nd rings on a pair of 496's in a non race app. cant say there is or isn't any performance gain from the molys i ran before (seat of the pants) but there was a big difference in blowby out the valvecovers, zero gapped made the engines dry.motors only run 6000-6500 depending on the props so maybe i not turning them up anough to get into flutter. my valvecovers are just some m/t style with 3 inch stands filled with course brillo pads to stop raw oil from coming out.no puke tank
The end gaps need to be set, like any other ring. The main difference is you have to do both ends of the gapless ring.back to the top. ok i am using total seal T20960 rings. gapless 2nd ring. ok do i file fit the other rings? this is a yes or no question only. i have never used these before and have no clue.sphss