2004 Arctic Cat ATVs factory service and repair manual, Page 333Get this manual

2004 Arctic Cat ATVs factory service and repair manual, Page 333

PISTON ASSEMBLY INOTE: Whenever piston, rings, or pin are out of tolerance, they must be replaced 2Remove each ring by working
carbon from the ring-groovesBe sure to position the ring with its tapered side up 3Inspect the piston for seizure marks or
scuffingRepair with #400 grit wet-or-dry sandpaper and water or honing oil Improper cleaning of the ring-grooves by the use
of the wrong type of ring-groove cleaner will result in severe damage to the piston Measuring Piston-Ring End Gap (Installed)
1Place each piston ring in the wear portion of the cylinderUse the piston to position each ring squarely in the cylinderI
NOTE: If scuffing or seizure marks are too deep to correct with the sandpaper, replace the piston 2Using feeler gauge, measure
each piston-ring end gapAcceptable ring end gap must be within specifications 4Inspect the perimeter of each piston for signs