> slide over it. It won't go in so I have a clue that the pistion ring is
> the problem but how do I do it? Thanks,
If you haven't already, remove the sleeve from the crankcase. Turn the
sleeve upside down on the workbench. Hold the piston and ring
assembly upside down in your hands. Very carefully squeeze the ring
inside the groove so it is as close to the piston as possible. Now slowly
slide the piston and compressed ring into the sleeve. Be very careful as
the ring is very brittle and can easily be broken.
On larger pistons, ie. motorcycles, cars, etc. they make a tool called a
ring compressor. It kind of looks like a tin can cut lengthwise and then a
screew type clamp is added in order to make the can smaller and smaller
in diam. With pistons the size we use, fingers will generally do the trick.