Pistons & Rings
Piston and piston ring design and failure analysis. Causes and effects of piston and ring failures. Reusability of pistons. Produced by JI Case, this video is a good industry presentation that pertains to all manufacturers. - 13 minutes
Causes and effects of engine bearing failure from poor maintenance, installation or service. Produced by JI Case, this video is a good industry presentation that pertains to all manufacturers. - 15 minutes
Kohler Technical Manual - (KOH-101) -$20.00
Engine Failure Analysis Guidebook- ( full color) - Excellent for all 4-stroke engine manufacturers. Pre-disassembly: air filtration, oil, cooling, carburetor and governor. Disassembly: peripheral parts, cylinder head, oil sump, valves, piston and rings, connecting rods, bearings and more. 28 pages of color photos illustrating all the ways engines fail.
Failure Analysis - 4 Cycle Engines (full color) - An excellent book on engine component failures. It includes the evaluation process, air cleaner, carburetor, cooling system, engine oil, combustion chamber, governor gears, camshaft, counterbalance, crankshaft, connecting rod, pistons, rings, bores, no-oil start, low oil, wrong oil, overheating, gasket failure, over-speeding, dirt and grit and incorrect torquing.