Homelite String Trimmer

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Old 02-03-09, 11:09 AM
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Homelite String Trimmer

I just ordered some parts for a Homelite string trimmer...HLT16...UT-20585C...30cc. When I received the parts, the ring appeared to be wrong. The original ring was 0.060 in. thick and the new one is 0.023 in. thick. I got the part number off of Milacalawn. It is part number 03179. Isn't this way to thin to use.
This is the first time I've run into this situation.
 
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Old 02-03-09, 09:04 PM
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Definitely not right. As you suspect, a .023" ring is way too thin to be used in place of a .060 ring. It won't work and will ruin the piston ring lands at the very least if used. I wonder if there were different pistons used in that unit and maybe you got a ring for an alternate piston?
 
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