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Couple things....

August 11 2017 at 11:01 AM
Brent Lykins  (Login blykins)

Response to sleeve slipped down into block. What to do?

Sleeves need steps to sit on. They can move if they're not clamped at the bottom and the top both.

The situation I had was with an aluminum block. When you first get them, you clamp a honing plate to the block, torque it down, and stick it in the oven.

The sleeves will set then, but for some reason one sleeve in the block I used didn't set fully down against the bottom and it dropped .012". In that case, I tore the engine down, did the clamp thing again, and then cut the decks on the block.

In your case, a felpro 1020 fire ring will prob "take up the slack", or you could trim the decks, but I would worry about it dropping again if it's not sitting down on something.

This message has been edited by blykins on Aug 11, 2017 11:06 AM

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