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Re: The Rebuild is on the Wall...

Subject: Re: The Rebuild is on the Wall...
From: "W. R. Gibbons" <>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 1996 15:52:22 -0500 (EST)
On Thu, 26 Dec 1996, PHILIPPE TUSLER wrote:

>   If the rings are leaking, what are the consequences of putting off the
> rebild?  

Not much, except for the pollution.

Do the cylinders necessarily need to be bored out?  If there is
> just 'normal' wear for a 130,000 mile engine, with no scoring, can new
> rings be put in without boring and going over-size?  *Sigh*

You must check and see how worn the cylinders are.  Chances are, at 130K, 
they are pretty worn and putting new rings in without a rebore would be 
false economy.

   Ray Gibbons  Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
                Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
        (802) 656-8910

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