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Long Lake MN 55356
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One of the reasons behind an engine’s inability to produce sufficient power is poor ring seal, which refers to the rings’ inability to prevent air and oil from being drawn into the combustion chamber during the intake stroke. During the compression stroke, the rings make sure that air/fuel remains in the combustion chamber and is fully compressed before it is ignited. During the power strike, the rings prevent pressure from blowing past the pistons as the burning gasses force the piston downward. Then, during the exhaust stroke, the rings ensure that all of the by-products of combustion are expelled. Rings that do not seal well during the four-cycle combustion process can reduce horsepower substantially.

Of course, if your car seems to have lost power, you need to bring it in to a shop right away. But wouldn’t it be better to stop power loss, and other mechanical problems, before you notice them? Our ASE-certified technicians can provide the preventative maintenance that you need to catch small things, like worn ring seals, before they turn into big problems, like a damaged engine!

Visit us today at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake. Be sure to visit our website at www.chunksautomotiveservice.com for a chance to win free gas! Or you can call 952-473-4848 to make an appointment.

HINT: Rings that leak during the compression stroke allow unburned fuel to get into the crankcase, where it will reduce the oil’s lubricating properties and increase the risk that engine-damaging sludge will develop.