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How common is it that my piston rings are shot??

Just wondering. Got a used car and right off the bat....needs $500.00 in work cause it it burning oil!!

Is this common and what would cause this???

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Re: How common is it that my piston rings are shot??

What kind of car is it? Model year, engine type?

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Re: How common is it that my piston rings are shot??

How many miles are on it? How was it driven before you owned it?

Did the engine ever overheat? Was the oil level always correct?



Too many questions to give you a simple answer...
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Re: How common is it that my piston rings are shot??

Just bought it 79,000 miles

98 Integra type r

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Re: How common is it that my piston rings are shot??

Hmmm, it probably had the crap ran out of it, I'm assuming. Also if ran hard with low oil levels it could of damaged it. I think the V-Tech requires a certain amount of oil to be in the engine in order for it to engage properly at the higher rpms.

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Re: How common is it that my piston rings are shot??

I mean there could be worse things. And the car is in great shape. But a bummer none the less. Yeah he autox'd it. We know that.

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Re: How common is it that my piston rings are shot??

That may be why then. AutoX'n might of slooshed the oil around causing it to drop in levels the the spring that engages V-Tech. But I'm definitely no Honda expert just taking a wild guess. Someone else who knows more chime in.

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Re: How common is it that my piston rings are shot??

Well I guess it does not help that we are going to do the same thing with it. LOL

I mean you can not have that car and not have fun with it

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Very true! Is it a true Type-R, if so arent they like 205hp and a 8500K redline?

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Re: How common is it that my piston rings are shot??

Horsepower 195 @ 8000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 130 @ 7500 RPM

Something like that. Yup a true Championship White Type R

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