a normal ring wears, the gap opens up, allowing more combustion gases to
escape (blow-by). The Total Seal GaplessŪ ring solves the problem. Its
patented design incorporates a two-part interlocking ring that closes off
the gap and provides a better or improved seal between the piston
is the escape of combustion gases past the piston rings into the
crankcase. Blow-by steals the horsepower from your engine. It reduces
usable torque. It cuts the life of engine parts.
As the Total
Seal ring wears, the gap stays sealed, even after dozens of grueling
races. Blow-by is a thief. It steals power, it shortens the lubrication
life of the crankcase oil, it causes parts to wear out prematurely, and it
continues to reduce the power as the ring gap increases in size.
Big deal? Yes it is.
Racers understand what blow-by is and they know how quickly it can render
an engine uncompetitive. To keep blow-by under control, make sure cylinder
walls are perfectly round, straight and finished to your ring set. Use
your leak down tester to check each cylinder's leakage after every race.
Compression gauges don't test leak down. In fact, your weekly checklist
should include a leak down test. If your engine is unstable, the data you
receive from checking tires or chassis setting may be unusable.
And, of course, the best ways to stop blow-by is to use Total Seal Gapless
piston rings in your engine. Conventional leak down on a very carefully
prepared engine averages 5% -8%. After a few races, with even the best
conventional high performance rings, leak down of 12% or more is
common-and we all know that excessive leak down will make your engine
uncompetitive and cause premature failure of your parts.
Using the Total Seal Gapless ring always keeps your leak down to 2% or
less. Readings of 0%-1% are common even after several races.
With Total Seal Gapless rings in your engine you get more compression,
more horsepower, more torque, cleaner and cooler oil, better fuel economy
and more stable conditions for other testing efforts.