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I'm getting some tools to measure where my cylinders and valve guides are at. Based on some videos I watched (one being this
) I'm going to need a small hole gauge, a 1" and 2"-3" micrometer set, and either a telescoping snap gauge or dial bore gauge. The dial bore gauge is more expensive, but seems like it will save me hours of time down the line, however I know those little dials can screw up pretty easily and since the tool sold by common-motor is some whatever made in china, maybe the snap gauges and micrometer is the way to go? Ultimately this is a matter of personal preference but anyone want to weigh in on this?

https://www.common-motor.com/Honda-Telescope-Small-Hole-Gauge

https://www.common-motor.com/Honda-Dial-Bore-Gauge
 

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IMHO if your will need both plus micrometers to 4". If your new at this learning to get the feel will be the hard part. I use a very good digital caliper to quick check the telescoping gauges and if I see a problem then break out the micrometer.

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Hey Bill, thanks for your reply.
I'm no stranger to dial gauges and micrometers, but I've only had to use a hole and snap gauge once as a demo when I was in a machining class in college. Am getting the hole gauge for sure, and am leaning towards the snap gauge over the dial bore gauge cos it was my understanding that the snap gauge is a more primitive but cheaper tool but maybe I'm wrong.
Out of curiosity, why do I need the 4" micrometer (for this application, I know I should have a wider array of tools but collecting them slowly as needed)? I'm working on a cl350, the pistons are only 65mm//about 2.55".
 
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