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?" 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.
have the same problem?
Monday, November 12th, 2007 AT 12:19 PM