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    reaming ridges

    any one know the best way to get rid of ridges other than a ridge reamer or cylinder hone? i tried the ridge reamer and some how broke it the center of the body pulled through(not sure if it was a bad reamer or what 80 bucks at napa seems like it should be a decent piece of equipment) and the cylinder hone isn't doin an even job, any advice on this subject would be greatly appriciated.
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    i will have to give that a shot do you think a dremel would do any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMCboywonder
    i will have to give that a shot do you think a dremel would do any good?
    /giggle

    I guess if you had enough bits and 8 hours of time it would...assuming you could steady the bit well enough to not gouge the cylinder wall or deck surface.

    Get a tapered ring compressor and don't worry about chamfering the top. Just don't cut the hell out of yourself when you clean the cylinders.
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    Oh hell, I just re-read the post. You're not wanting to chamfer the top. You're after removing the ridge where the rings stopped at the top of the cylinder.

    Take it to a machine shop and have it done right. I doubt it would cost what you just spent in that broken tool.
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    well that sucks haha but luckily they refuneded the tool so i got the money to do that now, i really appriciaye the help this is my first four stroke rebuild so i'm learnin somethin new every day

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMCboywonder
    well that sucks haha but luckily they refuneded the tool so i got the money to do that now, i really appriciaye the help this is my first four stroke rebuild so i'm learnin somethin new every day
    If the ridge is THAT pronounced, you'd probably be well advised on a bore/hone and new piston.
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    its probably about 0.025" to 0.03" thick do you think i culd get the pistons out with that still there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneBadGMC
    Quote Originally Posted by GMCboywonder
    well that sucks haha but luckily they refuneded the tool so i got the money to do that now, i really appriciaye the help this is my first four stroke rebuild so i'm learnin somethin new every day
    If the ridge is THAT pronounced, you'd probably be well advised on a bore/hone and new piston.
    X2...

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    Throw the block in the back of your truck and go to your local machine shop and ask them to mike it for you to see if it needs boring , most shops do not charge for this service because if it does need boring they know they will get the job..if it doesnt need boring , let them cut the ridges and hone the block for you , you will be alot happier and know it's right before you spend alot of money on it,,,,,Paul
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