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Adirondackstihl

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Or in TK's case.....window licking......:retarded2:


I noticed the windows on my new METEOR piston for my 044 were smaller than the MAHLE windows.
So I took it upon meself to open them up a wee bit.

Did I do alright guys?



 

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What's the difference in $$ vs oem?
 

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And I'm not talking about windows. The licking kind.
 

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What's the difference in $$ vs oem?

About $119 difference after taxes and shipping.
That is of course if the PN# was still avail.
The 10mm pin piston became NLA around 2009 according to Grande Dog.
OEM price of piston kit was around $167. This was $39.99.
 

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Yeah I have a hard time ever justifying an OEM Stihl Piston, even at my dealer cost.
The most I ever do is OEM rings and a meteor piston, I can get the Meteors at
a little more than the junk pistons on ebay so it's a no brainer.

You did a good job on cleaning them up but not going hog wild like I've
seen some guys do.
 

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Yeah I have a hard time ever justifying an OEM Stihl Piston, even at my dealer cost.
The most I ever do is OEM rings and a meteor piston, I can get the Meteors at
a little more than the junk pistons on ebay so it's a no brainer.

You did a good job on cleaning them up but not going hog wild like I've
seen some guys do.

I saw pics of what could happen if too much material was taken from the bridge and considered the possible outcome. I believe it was a saw Stumpy had built?

I have everything I need to put her back together. Now I just gotta find time to get over to my buddies place to use his press.
 

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I saw pics of what could happen if too much material was taken from the bridge and considered the possible outcome. I believe it was a saw Stumpy had built?

I have everything I need to put her back together. Now I just gotta find time to get over to my buddies place to use his press.

Just use a big dead blow hammer. :anonymous:
 

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Holy crap those were expensive OEM pistons! I don't want to know how much a P/C kit cost...... :(
 

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I saw pics of what could happen if too much material was taken from the bridge and considered the possible outcome. I believe it was a saw Stumpy had built?

I have everything I need to put her back together. Now I just gotta find time to get over to my buddies place to use his press.

I did that once on an 046 that I was putting an 038 Magnum piston in. I lightened the piston way too much. It grenaded and took out the crank and crankcase. Amazingly, the cylinder was unscathed other than a small divot in one of the bottom transfers.
 

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I did that once on an 046 that I was putting an 038 Magnum piston in. I lightened the piston way too much. It grenaded and took out the crank and crankcase. Amazingly, the cylinder was unscathed other than a small divot in one of the bottom transfers.

I should be fine here. I didn't go crazy. Just trying to gain a tad bit of charge flow.
Compared to the MAHLE , there is still more meat on the Meteor.

JJ......if you jinx Christine, she will hunt you down....remember that!!!
 

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That seems more doable for a complete kit, but the closer end of 200 bucks for a piston seemed a tad outrageous.
 

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