1998 Mazda 626 oil burning engine

Tiny
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  • 1998 MAZDA 626
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 110,000 MILES
Engine burns oil when cold, stops burning when hot, will new piston rings cure problem?Thanks
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Sunday, December 16th, 2007 AT 9:06 AM

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Tiny
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Maybe, but you need to make sure it's the rings and not something else before you start tearing off the head, etc.

With your engine cold, pull out a spark plug and do a compression check. Then, squirt some oil in the cylinder and redo the check. If your compression goes up significantly, there is a good chance that you have worn rings.

If it is the rings, maybe you could try throwing in a can of motor honey etc. This IS NOT a fix but might get your car to go a bit further before you have to tear into it.
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Sunday, December 16th, 2007 AT 9:26 AM

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