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PISTON PIN FIT,WHAT IS OK ?????

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As I was fitting rings on me '76 02 engine rebuild I noticed a very small amount of movement in the pin to piston, not a lot but if you hold the piston in one hand and the rod in the other you can get it to make a very little bit of flex, not really wobble but it does move a little. Can someone tell me if this is ok or should I have it re-bushed, I am in a hurry to finish this engine but I don't need any problems down the line.

The other pistons do not have any movement at all. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks, Bill

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So three are good and one is maybe bad? You could spend a lot of time measuring to convince yourself the suspect one is good, or just take that rod to a machine shop and have it rebushed. Takes what, a day? I understand being in a hurry, but the unknown will eventually eat you up as you run the engine and "hope" it is OK. Just my '02. Best of luck--Fred

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Do the bushings- if there's ANY movement in the pin, they pound out,

and then do all sorts of damage that you don't want to see...

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Thanks to everyone, I have the rod in the shop being rebushed, I agree why take a chance. Once again Thanks, Bill

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Thanks to everyone, I have the rod in the shop being rebushed, I agree why take a chance. Once again Thanks, Bill

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Thanks to everyone, I have the rod in the shop being rebushed, I agree why take a chance. Once again Thanks, Bill

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