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Ring Expanders

Piston Ring Expander Pliers

Ring Expander PliersSmall hand pliers to spread piston rings open to put them on their piston.

How to use piston ring pliers:

Piston Ring Expander PliersThe ends of the expander have slots that catch the tip ends of the ring. When the tool is squeezed it opens up the ends and expands the ring.
Piston ring pliers as seen in Basic Engine Building:

Installing Clevite piston rings with ring expander pliers.Only squeeze the expander far enough to get the ring to slip down into it's groove. Always use both hands to control the expander and the ring itself.
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