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Old 02-07-2013, 01:03 PM
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If it were me, and I was gonna tear it down that far I would go ahead and hone it, clean it up good then add new rings. With that many miles the rings are going to have wear on them regardless. While they aren't completely worn out at this point it's a safe bet by the time it reaches 200,000 miles they will be. My father has a 98 GMC pickup with the 4.3 liter V6 Why I mention this is when he got it, it had 143,000 miles on it, now the truck has just went over 200,000 miles, has good oil pressure, regular PM has been kept on it, but it needs rings. It's started to use about a quart of oil a month. That's why I say, If your going to take it that far down, plus add some performance parts you may as well give it rings too.
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