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I'll be replacing the pistons in my project Aero car in the next few weeks. I am leaning towards replacing all 4 with 4 pistons from a high mileage, well running donor.
jimmy and rdbets have had success using donor pistons, and I am inclined to do the same.
A few questions:
1 - anyone have experience with ProParts piston rings? I generally avoid ProParts but there are not a whole lot of options.
2 - Can any piston go in any cylinder? They are not in any particular order right?
3 - I'm inclined to use the entire donor piston/rod assembly. Or should I replace the wrist pin as well?
4 - is there a trick to the oil control rings? maybe it will be obvious when I have the new rings in my hands, but I couldn't remove them from the donor pistons without damaging them.
We cleaned up the donor pistons using my drill with Roloc disk attachment and blue Scotchbrite pads.
I was surprised at how soft the piston material is!
'08 9⁵ 2.3T SportCombi, Polar White
'01 9⁵ Aero Midnight Blue (benched, busted piston)
'00 9⁵ Aero Silver (RIP - transmission )
'99 9⁵ Cosmic blue
'11 9⁵ Aero NG
'00 9⁵ Aero Mightnight Blue, Rescue
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