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.007 - .019 ring end gap is within the spec range for new installation. The source of the blow by. .090" ring end gap, or more, is what you would expect to find in a well worn engine.outdoors4evr wrote:The end gap of the compression rings were nearing 0.090"
Tear down and inspect the retainer.How can I tell if the seal is spinning in the retainer?
It's leaking with cold engine. Oil warms up, thinner.Does it only do this when the engine is hot? I get a lot more leakage after 30 minutes of run time.
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outdoors4evr wrote:The seal was put into the retainer by our site professional "seal team" after machining the retainer flat.
The seal and the crank end was cleaned, then greased with wheel bearing grease. Retainer slipped onto the crank and bolted on. Criss cross gradual tightening pattern used cautiously not to warp the retainer.
The engine was not removed from the tractor during this procedure. Don't see how this would matter much as sticky as that sealer is.
I don't believe that it is leaking around the retainer or around the oil pump.