Wife's car is told it has a bad piston ring in #.

  • 2002 SATURN L100
  • 10,043 MILES

Wife's car is told it has a bad piston ring in #1 cylinder, has low compression, the nother cylinders are fine. This car has been well maintained we are thye original owners. I am retired and cannot afford a car payments, the mechanic says they can fix it for about $1,900. We like this car it's in pretty good shape. My question is. Should we put the money into it or could we take it easy with it and possibly last another year or even longer?

Thank you Ken

Monday, December 17th, 2012 AT 10:17 PM

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What is the actual compression readings of each cylinder?Also 9 times out of ten low compression on those engines is caused by valves not. Rings.I worked at the saturn dealer over 16yrs and worked on a lot of those engines.

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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 AT 1:12 AM

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