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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:45 pm 
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hey i was just wondering what would be the easiest way to replace the piston rings in an Ea manual falcon. i.e removing the engine or not


my dad is a mechanic and just wanted to get a second opinion because he has to put new rings in my brothers ea. MY EA is going fine :D :D
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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:01 pm 
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On a hoist, remove K frame, remove sump, then remove crank & pistons.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:12 pm 
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yer but then you have to remove the whole front end of the car
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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:23 pm 
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yer but then you have to remove the whole front end of the car


Do you want the easiest way or the way that you think is easiest?

Easiest way has already been posted.
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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:26 pm 
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so do you guys think it would be easier to do it that way rather than pulling the engine out and doing it that way? thanku for the replys by the way
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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:41 pm 
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When compared to everything you have to remove to remove the engine and transmission then yes it is the easiest way.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:31 pm 
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Would still probably be an idea to remove the head sp that you can give it a bit of a hone though wouldnt it?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:51 pm 
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On a hoist, remove K frame, remove sump, then remove crank & pistons.


and just how are you going to get the pistons back in????
and remember the crank is bolted to a flex plate or flywheel and you cant get it out
you have to take the head off.

the other thing to consider is if you are going to this much trouble why not take the engine and give it proper rebuild?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:55 pm 
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lol now that I think about it, tickford_6 is right... I think....
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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:57 pm 
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motor isnt that hard to get out... bellhousing bolts and starter... manifold... a/c compressor off the motor if u dont wanna lose the gas... pwr steering pump off.. u can even leave the alternator if u feel like it.. than its just a few bits of wiring here and there and the intake manifold.. and out comes the motor.. :)
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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:08 am 
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IMO its easier to pull the motor out and work with it on a stand than to do the work with the engine still in the car.....

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:58 am 
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For under $1k new pistons,rings, bearings,oil pump,timing chain, gasgets, machining and ballancing...Using ACL race series kit...Head was just machined....That way EVERYTHING is done...

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 3:53 am 
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I agree with most of about - pull the engine and chuck some new bearings, timing gear etc while you doing it. Its not that hard. I have pulled the k-frame to get to the bottom of the engine before, but you will need some creating thinking to change the rings going that route.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:36 am 
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I have not seen anyone re-ring a motor before by putting pistons in from unneath the car before .

Do it right, and get it right the first time, Remove motor and box (together)

Engine on a stand

Remove head.

ACL race/rebuild it

You are going to need a piston ring compressor to install the pistons down the bores, Never seen anyone do it from unneath the block before.
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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:49 am 
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you dont have much faith in your father who you say is a mechanic do you,
you quote..my dad is a mechanic and just wanted to get a second opinion because he has to put new rings in my brothers ea.

gee that says a lot for your dads mechanical ability

 

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