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Old 12-27-2005, 09:39 PM   #1
 
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what all is needed? the drivers side smokes, the passenger side doesnt. I'm guessing it is the piston rings??? I need to do this as cheap as possible. Do I have to get the heads reworked or would they be ok as is?
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Not necessarily the rings - could be worn valve guides
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I would have to guess the head also and yes, get both heads done while you have it torn down. A simple compression test, I have the tester, will tell you very quickly if it is the heads or rings causing the smoke. Do the compression test and note the results, then apply a little oil into the spark plug hole and run the test again. If the compression goes up it is probably the rings. If the compression does not go up it could be just the valve guides and/ or seals. You will want to have the heads magnafluxed also. That will tell you if there are any cracks in the heads. My dad has an engine stand and engine hoist we can use and I have all the rest of the rebuild tools like ring compessor and such.
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any recomendations to take the heads to in lewisville area?
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