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i am smoking from my exhast... i pretty sure that it's my piston rings.. i went to a mechanic today and i was told that if its the rings i am better off rebuilding my engine. is this true? i am going to do a compression test soon.. does anyone know of a link that should the readings for a B18C1.. any help is appreciated.


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I would check valve seals and head gasket before the rings. do a compression and leak down test and let us know your comp numbers, etc...


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iust did a compression test
can any one tell me what these numbers mean?

i seem to be smoking alot less but the strong smell of oil is present. i check my oil and my levels are ok.. i changed my spark plugs.. can someone lead in the right direction thanks

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