will it always smoke if piston rings are gone are what explain to me?????? - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 00, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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i was wondering cause my cylinder pressure is 110 to 115 on all cylinders this is with a cam and being bored over wondering what to do think it needs piston rings or what , i think it is pretty low.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 00, 04:14 PM
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See other post. Usually if the rings are bad, you'll use oil pretty bad. If you can go 1000 miles after an oil change without adding a quart, you should be in good shape. If the compression rings are gone, you'll get a lot of blowby (oil smoke into the PCV system) and the spark plugs will foul out with oil quite often. These days you don't see a lot of ring problems due to good materials and better oils in use.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 00, 08:10 PM
 
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Valve guides are also a cause for oil consumption but don't affect compression. pdq67



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