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Category: Kia
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Experience:  Hyundai Certified and 15+ years as an ASE Maser Tech
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Kia sorento: ***** ***** 2.4l gdi engine out of a 2012 kia

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rebuilding a 2.4l gdi engine out of a 2012 kia sorento. How do I tell which of the two piston compression rings goes where?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
Hello I will help you with your question,
I hope you found the root cause why this new of an engine needs a rebuild?
The piston rings are marked. Each manufacturer marks them differently but the marks go to the top of the piston the same as the printing on a headgasket goes up.
Some ring sets will come with instructions but if not put the dot on the ring up.
Let me know how I can help
Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes, i got that part, but one is black, the other is bare metal, i need to know which order to install them on the piston. both have an orientation mark that goes up to the top, but don't know which is which.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the reason it needed rebuilt is because my sister in law didn't change the oil for about 25k miles.
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
I don't know the brand, are these from KIA?
Usually the chrome ring will be at the top of the stack.
Let me know how I can help
Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes, they are from kia, i'm pretty sure the chrome ring goes on top and the black ring in the middle, but wanted to be sure as they got a little mixed up when i dropped on the floor out of the package.
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
Yes, put the chrome ring on top and the cast ring in the middle with the marks up.
Please let me know if you have further questions
Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, Thank you. you've been a great help! I really appreciate the answer.
Expert:  George H. replied 1 year ago.
Always glad to help, please let me know if you have further questions
Thank you