Piston Ring Set
An engine piston ring is a metal ring that fits tightly around the circumference of the piston. The piston ring's primary function is to seal the gap between the piston and the cylinder wall, preventing the fuel mixture and gases from escaping during combustion. The ring also helps to regulate the amount of oil that lubricates the cylinder wall, preventing excessive oil from entering the combustion chamber and reducing the amount of harmful emissions produced by the engine. Piston rings are typically made of cast iron or steel and are designed to withstand the high temperatures and pressures that are generated during the engine's combustion process. They are also designed to be flexible, allowing them to expand and contract with changes in temperature and maintain their seal against the cylinder wall. Piston rings are typically located near the top of the piston and are held in place by grooves that are machined into the piston. Overall, piston rings are a critical component of the engine's operation, helping to ensure proper combustion, minimize emissions, and extend the engine's lifespan.
When selecting piston rings for your engine, first confirm the bore size as over-bores are common. Next, confirm the ring widths for all three rings. From the remaining compatible options, choose the set of piston rings that matches your application needs as well as your budget. Don't forget to purchase any other components or tools such as a piston ring compressor, which will help you on how to set piston rings.
JEGS offers a very large piston ring set selection, from the best brands in the industry including Clevite MAHLE, Total Seal, Wiseco, Speedmaster, JEGS, and many others. Each ring piston set is made from high-quality materials and production to provide long-lasting performance your engine needs.