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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2000, 05:46 PM
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Now that my Tracker is running again, YIPPI! I have noticed for some time that it has alot of blow by and is using oil. I dont see any leaks (clean driveway) and I have not noticed it blowing the blue's. I heard once that the stock rings are weak. Is this true and is there any other causes that anyone has come across?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2000, 03:59 AM
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Re: Blowby

Is it also losing water? If so mine was losing oil and water (mostly water) because I didn't torque the head bolts properly so the head gasket was leaking. To check for a leaky gasket you could inspect the plugs - if some are oily and others are whistle clean (water in cylinder) then your gasket is probably leaking.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2000, 01:50 PM
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Re: Blowby

Here's the Dill Pickle,,,I mean deal.

Blowby, can be from several things on a newly re-ringed engine. Here are a few.

1) improper ring possissioning, i.e. if the rings are miss-aligned or the ring space/gap is lined up with the rest, then compression will pass through them.

2) bad or sticking PVC.

3) not properly seated rings, give them time to seat.

4) if you re-ringed it, and it should have been bored out due to excessive cylinder ware. But that depends on what the word "if" is! ;-)

Of course this is IMO

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