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Old 08-08-2015, 05:50 PM
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Yep, you might have been better off to have just broken the glaze on the cylinder walls rather than honing with the used rings.

What you're describing sounds like the rings weren't making good contact with the cylinder walls so they couldn't transfer the heat. It just overheated the pistons and rings and she burnt up. Surprised you didn't end up with a hole in a piston or 2.

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