Anyone used gapless rings? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Windsor Tech
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2004, 05:56   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
zc347's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Perth
Age: 34
Posts: 173
Anyone used gapless rings?

Has anyone used gapless rings on their engine, my engine shop says i'll gain a few horses and it's a better design than standard rings. It may also help prevent oil useage which 347's have a reputation for.
zc347 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-29-2004, 06:33   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 344
Re: Anyone used gapless rings?

you will get a better seal, but the difference is small so to speak.

"may help" dont expect it to, If the 347's gudgeon pins encrouch on the oil rings, like some strokers, that is the cause of the oil consumption.

if you are chasing power then they are worth every cent.
ltd351 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2004, 06:43   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
zc347's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Perth
Age: 34
Posts: 173
Re: Anyone used gapless rings?

i was told the gain would be small, about 5hp or 10hp? they were more concerned about it helping make more power than control oil consumption, i just thought it may help a little in that area.
zc347 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2004, 07:54   #4 (permalink)
Two SC 61's = trouble
 
ebxr8240's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Penrith,nswAus/Morrinville.NZ
Age: 61
Posts: 6,360
Re: Anyone used gapless rings?

Brian Adams.. Copy and past

As for ring gaps these also seem to change by the year, remember a year or two ago gapless top rings were the way to go. Now they cause high RPM flutter and sealing issues.

The current concensus is to run the second gap slightly larger than the top, .003 is what we usually run.
__________________
Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic!
.
Tuned & maintained by "Peppertree Perfmormance". Dart block, Scat 4340 steel crank, Custom C.P pistons.Oliver rods.. Mal Wood twin plate clutch.. Twin SC61/2's,482 rwkw/ 645 rwhp..
Passengers, myocardial infarction material..
R.I.P Possum...
ebxr8240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2004, 16:41   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sydney
Posts: 992
Re: Anyone used gapless rings?

Dont use them. Every second person that uses them has major oil burning issues.
Racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 04:32   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
zc347's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Perth
Age: 34
Posts: 173
Re: Anyone used gapless rings?

Thanks guys, i've decided to use normal rings, i was told today they aren't the friendliest on bores. So the 10 hp they are worth is not really worth the hassle.
zc347 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2004, 00:45   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
dodge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: brisvages where else
Age: 42
Posts: 995
Re: Anyone used gapless rings?

just get moly rings and gap them, cant go wrong then
__________________
dodge is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Windsor Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing piston rings in AU motor Sundeep Inline 6 Tech 5 03-18-2004 04:10
Geoff 'Uncle' P. Runs Rings Around the Journos! Aussie Pete The Pub 36 02-15-2004 18:57
AU racing pistons, rings etc.... younggun Inline 6 Tech 8 01-05-2004 03:21
86 XF 3.3 rings gone. What are my options? XFer General Tech 4 11-05-2003 02:51
Piston rings rob_o General Tech 2 05-17-2003 05:22

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:28.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.