Installing the pistons in my 5.4l for my F150. I used a Sealed Power ring and piston set from Napa. I wanted to go with forged, but my engine guy told me that in a street/strip block, forged pistons will actually deteriorate the block faster and are much noisier.
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The mounting of piston rings bears a lot of potential for mistakes.
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Piston Install 283 Chevy Small Block V-8 Engine 1959 Corvette
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After a not-so-long-and-cold winter the project moves ahead. The new
pistons, rings and rod bearings are installed and checked by Katharine and
her dad, while rebuilding the 283 small block for their 1959 Corvette.
Ford 5.4l Rebuild
This is a slideshow of the progress I have made with the rebuild of my 1998
Ford F150 5.4l Triton V8. I put this together because I was not able to
completely shot video of the whole process and thought m viewers might like
to see some pictures. The slideshow shows the final stages of putting the
motor together and putting it back in the truck. It took about 5 hours to
get the engine and transmission back into the truck's engine bay. That was
with the help of my dad and my buddy (VW guy working on a Ford lol)
Long story short, The motor and transmission are back in the truck, hooked
up, the motor cranks but I have not fired it yet.
How to Check Bearing Clearances Plastigage - Engine Rebuild Do It Yourself (Part One)
DIY engine rebuild. See Part Two:
How to check main and rod bearing clearances.
This is to prevent low oil pressure or seized bearings.
clearance required = .001" - .003" for almost all engines
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5 Horsepower Briggs Restoration Project and How to unseize pistons and valves
May be a while on the rest, just hang in there, I will eventually work on
this again, its just going to take alot of money to get it bored out and
sleeved, new valves, new piston/rings, new rod, everything! i found an old
briggs and stratton engine block with a thrown rod, seized piston and
valves. In this video i unseize the piston and valves, and remove them. And
begin the clean up process. Cylinder might have to bored. Also note, i said
on the video that i may need a new piston because of the stuck rings, not
necessarily true, because the rings should come off with no problem. Unless
the piston is scored or worn, it shouldn't need replaced. Thanks for
watching, and please subscribe!
Balancing a Jaguar E Type crank at Classic Jaguar in Austin, Texas
Best Piston Installation Technique
this brief video shows you how to correctly install pistons into a sleev
without using excessive force! For people not familier with this type of
piston-ring compressor, it is a tapered sleeve manufactured by wiseco
Cylinder Bore Honing - Engine Building Video - Hone Piston Wall
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Basic Engine Building DVD - Chapter 28: Honing
And finally we come to the main part of the machine shops job, honing the
cylinder walls. It will do two things. First it will bring the cylinder
walls to the matching diameter of the new pistons. Second it will leave a
cross hatch pattern of light scratches, to keep oil on the walls and
prevent metal on metal scraping. A dial bore gauge is used to bring it to
the exact spec needed within 1/10,000th of an inch.
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Ford 5.4 Heads Installing PI vs Non-PI
This is a video I shot a while ago and have had a ton of trouble uploading
to YouTube, so I am trying again. The motor is already in the truck along
with the transmission. Everything is hooked up and am getting to the point
of starting it for the first time.
I'm installing the heads in this video. I'll show you the difference
between PI and Non-PI heads. I'll also show you what the FelPro head gasket
DIO Piston Install TIPS
These are some tips on installing or taking off your two stroke pistons
from the crankshaft. Always keep the parts clean and take your time and do
the job right. Remember that the piston always goes on with the arrow on
the piston crown, pointed towards the Exhaust port. Put your rings back on or take
them off with a piston ring expander. Rings are very brittle and can snap
in half, very easily. Line the rings up with the single ring pin in each
slot. Oil the rings and cylinder walls with two stroker oil and carefully
lower the cylinder onto the piston. Use a new base gasket , scraping off
the old one. When changing or working with the cylinder off, stuff the
crankcase around the crank rod to stop foreign debris from entering and
fallin in the crank well. Use a new head gasket every time and torque the
head bolts in a cross-hatch pattern to avoid warping the aluminum head.
Take your spark plug and screw it into the head before installing to make
sure the plug sits flush with the top of the cylinder head chamber.