Gummy Piston

Pretty gummy piston. Yes, sure.... but not bad for an engine that ran 5000 hrs above OEM recommend intervention…. with a multitude of installation problems. dB(I) are strong advocates of wear analysis programs. To monitor and make good decisions upon solid data can dramatically lower operational costs while maintaining high % uptime. In this case piston wear analysis determined that the piston could have re-entered service for another run to a planned major overhaul if it had not been for excessive top ring groove wear; caused by avoidable high carbon ingestion from leaking exhaust manifolds.