I took the head and cylinder off of my AV7 recently to replace the gaskets because of various air leaks.
I was told to try and use the same rings if they looked fine. I thought they looked fine so I decided to keep them.
When I was going to put the cylinder over the piston no matter how much I compress them the cylinder will not slide on. I have read that you should be able to use your hands to compress them.
Does this mean that the rings have too much of a gap? And if I have to buy new rings which do I buy? It is a 79 50v 30MPH model and I know they use different pistons.