Chances are the rings are not the problem. However, if you want to check for ring problems you need to do a wet compression test. First, check the cylinder dry and get a reading. Then put a small amount of oil in the cylinder and check to see if there is an increase of compression. If there is, the rings are bad. If there is no change, the valves are the problem. My guess is you have a stuck, bent, or burnt valve.
Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 12:23 PM