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Husqvarna 141 piston ring, what is the required gap for the ring? Also, does it matter which way the piston is positioned in the cylinder, there is no arrow or difference that I can tell by looking at it.

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  • gene1338 Jun 27, 2009

    Thanks remix001 however, my question was "how much gap should the piston ring have, or are they preset from the factory? and does it matter with the 141 which direction the piston should face, there appears to be no difference on either side."no arrow either"


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It's been a few years but I've installed piston rings in many small engines. Many rings are beveled or rounded on the top outside to prevent excessive cylinder wear or scaring the cylinder wall. The bevel should be very slight and very hard so see. Some may have a small dot or marking cast into the ring near the end/split. If that is the case the ring should be installed with the marking turned toward the cylinderhead. Hint, lube the piston, rings, and cylinderwall before installing the piston. Gene

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Piston markings or ring pins should face the exhaust port. not sure on ring gap sorry.

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