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Default What's the consensus here about oiling plasma-moly rings during install?

I've googled it but there's so many varying opinions out there my head was spinning trying to sift through it all. Some say dunk the assembly in a bucket of 30w while others say to assemble it completely dry. I'd have concerns about marring and seizing issues with a dry assembly so I don't think I'd be comfortable with the dry technique. It also seems like dunking it in a bucket of oil would leave too much oil on the top of the pistons and rings and lead to unnecessary carbon buildup.


Right now I'm leaning towards the advice my step-brother gave me and was going to use a light coating of mercon V transmission fluid. Was going to lightly coat the piston rings, ring lands and put a light coat on the skirts with the wrist pin getting a coat of 30w.


What's the preferred method that you guys use when doing this? Thanks for any help or insight about this.
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yea, that bucket of oil thing is a big NO NO! best thing is the dry film coating.(TOTAL SEAL) second best is a VERY LIGHT coat of oil on cylinder walls, skirts, and ring faces. i always squirt a few drops of oil on the pin on each side, between the rod and piston.
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yea, that bucket of oil thing is a big NO NO! best thing is the dry film coating.(TOTAL SEAL) second best is a VERY LIGHT coat of oil on cylinder walls, skirts, and ring faces. i always squirt a few drops of oil on the pin on each side, between the rod and piston.
I've seen that quick seat stuff before just hadn't heard from anyone who used it. If it's the best stuff to use I don't mind ordering some. I looked on total seal's site and they say quick seat works best when used in conjunction with they're AL4 lubricant which is apparently a sticky wet lubricant Total Seal AL4 Piston Ring Assembly Lube AL4 - SummitRacing.com.

Don't know why it'd be a good idea to combine a wet and dry lubricant that seems counter-intuitive to me. Thinking about calling total seal tomorrow and seeing what the deal is with the AL4 stuff. Thanks for the help cindys_sn95.
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i think TOTAL SEAL came out with the wet because some guys were a little unsure about a DRY lube on the rings..
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i think TOTAL SEAL came out with the wet because some guys were a little unsure about a DRY lube on the rings..
That makes sense I'm definitely gonna get the quick seat dry film. Do you just rub it into the cylinder walls or do you also rub it all over the rings and skirts? I'll use it on my tapered ring compressor too instead of the usual oil. This stuff sounds pretty easy to use and should make assembly a lot cleaner than before when I used oil. Thanks again cindys_sn95
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