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Installing rings Have a new set of rings. One has a geen mark on it. Don't know which one goes on top. Also set came with a little spring type ring and don't know what to do with it. Thanks

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Green is top ring, the spring goes under the oil ring the top ring has slight angle towards the inside.. (not square) the angled edge goes up!!

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OK...Brandon, repairing this engine correctly is going to require a COMPLETE DISASSEMBLY - there are tiny tiny bits of aluminum in the main bearings, packed in between the main bearings and crank seals.. its in the main rod bearing..and its all in the bottom of the cases... THE ONLY way to effectively remove ALL this is to pull it apart.. this is not a hard job, but if you have never done it, PLEASE take it to a qualified professional.....it requires several special tools... .they may/should be able to tell you what happened to cause it too..
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