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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 03, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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It may be self-explanetory but I just ripped my heads off and the piston was froze all the way up in the cylinder...when I pulled the piston out, there was a black oil ring around the very top of all of the cylinders except for the one with the frozen piston?
How can I tell my looking if the block is sleeved???
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 03, 01:33 AM
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Was that a single ring piston? How many grooves? Oil ring on top?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 03, 02:42 AM
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Donnie,
If you clean everything real good, you should be able to see the slight gap between the sleeve and the rest of the deck. Or, look down near the bottom of the cylinder and see if you can see where the bottom of the sleeve is. If done properly, it can be very difficult to see the sleeve, but if you look closely you will find it.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 03, 10:16 AM
 
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Ypu aren't asking about the worn top cylinder ridge are you thinking it may indicate a sleeve??

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 03, 02:40 PM
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From your description it sounds as if the one frozen cylinder got water in it from somewhere...either blown head gasket or a cracked cylinder wall. But BillK is right...clean the deck surface around the top of that cylinder and you should be able to see if it is sleeved.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 03, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, thanks alot guys. They're standard 3 ring pistons.
Thanks again,
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