I think i broke a piston ring, what now? :-(

Jim Green jeg1976 at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 31 17:51:13 EST 2003

--- Scott Fisher <sfisher71 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > So my 1989 200 TQ started seriously smoking in
> > Denver last night so I
> > retrived today and got it home on the trailer.
> > I assume that I have borken a piston ring(s). Its
> > smoking very bad!!!! and
> > its definately oil.
> > So for you grus out there, how should I attack
> this?

Remember my car when you first rode in it?  Those were
broken rings!  Like Nate said, pull off the crankcase
breather hose and see if it's spewing out fumes and
oil.  If it's not, swap that turbo out.  If it is and
you find low compression on any cylinders, you can do
the rings without pulling the motor as you described.
If you're still on your original clutch though, and
you feel like replacing seals and stuff, it may be a
good idea just to yank it out and give it the once


Jim Green
'89 90tq 034EFI, Haltech IG5

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