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 Ring job advice 
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Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:38 pm
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Post Ring job advice
Hey all,

Looks like I may have to embark on a ring job. Never done one before.
I used to do old air-cooled VW stuff before, but a whole ring, piston, cylinder set for those were only a couple hundred bucks. I think I saw that for a 710k for $1400....

I'm noticing that my oil gets dark really fast- less than 1000 miles after an oil change and its pretty dark. So Blow-By sounds logical.

I don't have the full service manual, so any sage advice would be welcome. is it ok to drive in the meantime? (I'm in the northeast US and its winter now- don't ant to do it until the weather warms up)


Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:09 am
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Location: Indio, California
Post Re: Ring job advice
It is normal for oil to change color soon after changing it in a Pinz, air-cooled engines have looser tolerances. Do a compression check and a leak-down test before tearing into the engine. You may discover all is OK inside.


Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:31 am
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