I have a 93 Camry Station wagon with manual transmission and four cylinder. It has about 180k on it. In January, I replaced the clutch, which, in my home garage was a devil of a job. In the past few weeks, it has started consuming huge amouts of oil, e.G. 1 qt or more per fill up. There are no leaks on the ground. I can see the odd wisp of smoke on acceleration. So I am thinking I will replace the rings in frame. I was thinking I would remove the head and oil pan, unbolt the connecting rods and after reaming the ridge, remove the piston assemblies, hone the cylinders and replace the rings. I am not planning on replacing the connecting rod or main bearings.
My question is " is this wise on an engine this old?&Quot; Can it be done or is there something that would prevent this from being done in frame? The car fits our needs perfectly, so I hate to see it be scrapped.
Thanks in advance.
Monday, November 12th, 2007 AT 12:19 PM