Re: Piston Ring Problems???
Hi again guys, thanks for your help. I replaced the PCV valve, air filter, and PCV filter/breather, about 2500kms ago. I haven't looked at the spark plugs since I put them in probably 8000km ago. I'll look at them later today and drop back with that information. The compression check was the reason for my visit to the garage but the guy pretty much told me that there was no point in doing the test as the rings would be the only reason this could happen. How simple/cheap is it to connect a manual pressure gague, I'll give it a shot if it's not too bad. If the high oil pressure is a seperate condition I'd like to know about it as well. I don't have much experience, as you could have guessed, but don't mind trying with the proper guidance, i'm into this for the learning as well as fun. As for getting everything rebuilt I know that would be pretty much the way to go, and thats why I'm wondering how long one can go with that hose just venting off that oil. I'm not in the position just yet for a rebuild on this one, or to stick in a newer/better engine. Even if I can get a few months then I would have the time to check out all my options for rebuild/upgrade.
If anyone has the time could they comment on the more common solution to a 258 thats approaching 200, 000 miles. Do you go rebuild or upgrade?
As well, this isn't related to the engine, but still another problem I'm having. The U-joint between the bottom of the steering shaft and the steering box is gone. It's looking like I have to replace the whole shaft, is this correct or is there a way to replace just the U-joint. It's power steering with tilt.
Thanks again everyone,