Let's start over - Re: problem
First, learn how to compose. Running everything together in one para is
annoying and the sign of a newby.. only thing worse is all-caps
Second, dont be jumping to possible causes without evidence. You say you
think it's rings but give no reason why. It's almost NEVER rings.
Third, read up some, especially on repair books.. and dont rely on what
people tell you on the street or casually... they are most likely much
dumber than we are and maybe less knowledgable than you are.
Fourth, supply EVERY bit of info you have, including codes themselves,
not what YOU think they mean, NOT what the booklet says they mean.. THE
CODES!... from the questions you ask, you arent knowledgable enough to
know if any codes you got apply or not.
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All the below is similar to recent trend of postings, which is people
asking questions.. usually from talkaboutautos ... with JUST enough
credible content to make it possibly legit.
And THAT is why you got the response you did. If you're on the level,
"iponnet" <email@example.com> wrote in
> ok my engine does burn gas and I think its the piston rings but once
> in a while I hear this DING sound and a plume of smoke comes out of
> the tail pipe and the engine starts to have idling problems as if it
> wants to stall and sometimes it does. and this has been happening more
> often lately, was wondering what could cause this? are the piston
> rings getting so bad that the oil is getting way upthere where the
> spark plugs are and shutting them off? or is the the knocking/pre
> ignition everybody talks about(scanned the computer no codes regarding
> pre ignition) now I know I have pretty bad catalytic converters (still
> passed smog 3months ago) and a bad evap system but I really dont think
> these problems could be the cause of this. and btw how hard is it
> exactly to change piston rings on these cars..is it possible to do
> this without taking the engine out of the car. any help appreciated.