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How can a piston break or what causes it to break

Had a piston break after heads were changed

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If you changed the heads you should have gone that one more step and changed the pistons. sometimes if the heads arent mic ed right it causes a catch in the running position and causes the break. i assume the heads you put on were new and now salvage yard material??

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