OK, washed out rings are. The rings basically need oil to seal them. To give you good compression! And after head work. Sometimes they get "washed out" from (fuel) trying to start it ( the fuel will pass past the rings into the oil pan) and causing a lack of adequate compression for starting (compression). When you go wide open throttle it tends to increase compression and may help the compression a bit to start it!
p.S. Do the compression test on each cylinder (1 thru 6) and post the results and will let ya know if its ok or not!
Sunday, January 28th, 2007 AT 2:10 PM