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Which way do supertech pistons face when installed?

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  • dizzleham86 Feb 18, 2012

    The pistons i have are aftermarket supertechs with cutaways for valve clearence. Need to know which side is for what valve as it is not marked

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Should be a arrow that points to the front of the engine on all pistons but some after market ones have no thrust side as such so the mechanic doesnt have to bother as their is a teflon sort of coating on both sides of the piston ,also these focus zetec pistons are just a flat piston so it wouldnt matter unlike some engine with cut aways for the valves

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They are marked

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