Piston Rings - Seal The Combustion Chamber While Dissipating Heat
Piston Rings – Seal The Combustion Chamber While Dissipating Heat

Piston rings must deal with an assortment of issues. Bad gas (detonation and pinging), dirty air and fuel, and contaminated oil all reduce the life of a piston ring.

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Maintaining the filters on your engine and regular oil changes make a big difference in how long the piston rings last. Once the rings have worn down, their ability to seal the combustion gases will become apparent.