<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I mostly agree with this but I've re-honed and re-ringed dozons of times without re-boring. Maybe the Zetec can't take this, but I've done it for 30+ years on the small block Chevy.Originally posted by nazthug:
if u do it right, there is NO such thing as just buying stock size pistons, because after you drive your car for a while, your cylinder walls arent fully round anymore, and when you stick a stock diameter piston in there, its not gonna seat properly, maybe will drive for a while, but wont last long.
You really always have to get CUSTOM pistons, a bit larger, and then have the cylinder walls matched, bored out. THat way you always get a nice, smooth, round wall.
I know, i learned this after many attempts to find a different route, but you just gotta do it right...it sux, i know
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Sounds like a good way to go! Has anyone priced the stock components? Thanks.Originally posted by Phillip:
In a seperate tread, I asked if the stock SVT pistons were the same bore size as ours. I was wondering why we can take a set of SVT rods, pins and pistons, give our engines a fresh hone, then pop those babies in?
No need to yank out the whole stinkin' block unless I'm missin' something.