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    Topic originally created by TerryL on November 30, 2010 8:10 AM and viewed 1528 times in the old forum.

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    Originally posted by TerryL on November 30, 2010 8:10 AM
    Hi All,
    I need some good technical advice. We are measuring the clearance on the pistons to cylinder walls and are seeing .0035" to .004" of clearance. Is this too much or is this acceptable. We are also seeing pistons that are .002" smaller than what the book states. This car actually had only 3500 miles on it when the fire occured. I am really surprised at the readings we are getting.
    Cheers, Terry

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      Originally posted by dkblueUK on November 30, 2010 6:04 PM
      Terry,
      All the information you need is on page 25 of the workshop manual. 0.0035" to 0.004" seems too much, but remember that the pistons will have about 0.002" of taper on the skirt.
      If you want a scan of the details, send me an e-mail to [email protected] . However, you should get a copy of the Angelo Wallace translation of the original manual.
      Neil.

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