new rings in a 185

Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:02 pm

Is it absolutely necessary to pull the motor to put rings in my 185? I was hoping to get to the from the bottom and hate to pull the engine.

Re: new rings in a 185

Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:55 am

You can push the pistons up from the bottom and out the top to install new rings. If you have a mower deck installed, I'd definitely take it off first.

Re: new rings in a 185

Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:45 am

RaymondDurban wrote:You can push the pistons up from the bottom and out the top to install new rings. If you have a mower deck installed, I'd definitely take it off first.

Ditto. If you need front or rear main seals I'd pull it anyway.

Re: new rings in a 185

Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:34 am

RaymondDurban wrote:You can push the pistons up from the bottom and out the top to install new rings. If you have a mower deck installed, I'd definitely take it off first.


If the cylinder has a ridge, you may need to remove it first with a ridge reamer.

Re: new rings in a 185

Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:40 pm

It will most likely have a ridge in the cylinder, run a ridge reamer in it anyway. If there is any ridge it will break the top ring
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