The main role of piston rings in cars is to regulate the amount of oil cars consume. Piston rings form seals around combustion chambers, which allows them to transfer heat to cylinder walls. To form the seals, piston rin... More »

Some of the most common ways to recognize piston ring failure include excessive oil consumption by the vehicle, noticeably low power during acceleration and excessive amounts of white or grey smoke emanating from the exh... More »

If an engine produces white or grey oil smoke or consumes too much oil, it may be a sign of worn piston rings; other symptoms of this problem include poor overall engine performance and a lack of acceleration power. Comp... More »

The components needed for an engine replacement include the bearings, camshaft, lifters, pistons and piston rings. Other necessary components for engine replacement are cam drives, engine valves, timing belts and chains.... More »

Some of the components of a Tecumseh engine include piston rings, connecting rods, spark plugs, gaskets, piston liners, seals, head bolts, pistons, oil caps, fuel filters and a carburetor, among others. Each component pe... More »

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Thrown rods or piston rod breaks happen due to oil problems, over-revving the engine, faulty piston bearings or normal wear and tear. A thrown rod leads to an engine stopped cold in its tracks. More »

A radial piston pump is a hydraulic pump with rotating pistons that spin symmetrically around a central drive shaft. The pistons are pressed in and out of cylinders surrounding the main shaft rotor as the block rotates, ... More »