When it comes to piston, you might be surprised to know they generally account for sixty-percent of the overall engine fiction. It makes sense when you consider this critical component often lives in a 600 degree fiery torment with over ten tons of force being applied every 0.02 seconds!
Aside from just residing in the cylinder, which can reach pressures of 1500 to 2200 psi, the piston and it’s rings have various tough jobs to handle.
First, it must prevent the transfer of combustion chamber gas to the crank by sealing.
Second, the rings must transfer heat from the piston to the cylinder wall.
And lastly, regulate oil consumption.
If you’re curious to know more about the rings themselves, dig into Tokai Seiki’s history when he began producing them for Toyota. There’s a great write-up I did on his famous failure in business here.
However, it’s been said that the piston tells quite the story about the engine.
If you look at any two-stroke for example, and discover scoring on the piston or cylinder walls you’ll get a fairly good indication of how the owner cared for the engine.
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