My 404C resto begins!

Mike Tippett

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I think I may do that. my ring compressor has a slightly too coarse ratchet to get tight enough but we'll give it a go. Renault definitely recommends in their factory manual to insert pistons from below on the 1647, 1565 and 1472 cc engines...FWIW
 

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Mike,

Please invest in a taper type ring compressor for the size piston you have. It is essentially a block of aluminum or steel that has a gradual taper inside it to compress the rings over a couple of inches.

We machine them out of thick walled water pipe but they are available already made.

email me your email address and i can send you a photo adrian.wuillemin46@gmail.com
 
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