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Old 02-21-2007, 06:07 PM
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hey guys someone told me i needed to have my rods and pistons press fitted together is that true or can you just put them together?
 
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:54 AM
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If they are stock pistons and rods, Yes thay need to be pressed
If they are aftermarket thay have a flouting pin and you can do it your self.
 
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:00 AM
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vitara pistons and eagle rods
 
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:37 PM
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those seem to be aftermarket, so you should just be able to use the pin
 
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:34 PM
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try and slide the wrist pin through the piston and into the rod, if it doesnt slid in then take them to a matchin shop and have them pressed in.
 
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:57 AM
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thoes are fully floating pins, so u can put them together ur self, all u need is a clip ring compressor
 
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:15 AM
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there should be a little indent that you put half the clip in on the oppisite side were its suppost to be and just push the clip in were the indent is with like a punch by hand or like a flat tip screw driver.
 
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there should be a little indent that you put half the clip in on the oppisite side were its suppost to be and just push the clip in were the indent is with like a punch by hand or like a flat tip screw driver.
thats true, but then you could also risk gouging the metal, and then making an edge that will wear on the cylinder walls, i would sugest spending 10 bux and getting a clip ring remover/installer
 
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