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Missing piston rings EH Wachs

Chris AW

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I just took apart my EH Wachs vertical and found a couple of grooves with no rings. Is this intentional to carry oil? The engine generally lacks power and I’m wondering if I’m having blow by. What do you think?
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AndyG

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01/13/2014
should the center groove have 2 rings or one big one?
 

JBoogie

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37
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11/12/2013
should the center groove have 2 rings or one big one?
It really doesn't matter. Some places will only make them up to a certain width so your only option is to stack them. They may even seal better than one wide ring since you're making a longer path for the steam to sneak through. If the bore is bell mouthed or out of round new rings won't help much.
 
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