I have a 1997 Acura CL with the 2.2 engine, gobs of miles, and manual transmission. It recently had a rather serious overheat due to a blown heater hose. Due to this I need to replace a leaking head gasket which I am doing myself. Prior to the overheat the engine ran perfectly. Good compression, excellent MPG and no oil usage. My question is this: Discounting the mileage, (which had no apparent effect on the performance of the car) do you think it would be in my best interest to replace the rings and/or pistons at the same time as the head gasket? I am asking this question due to the fact I am aware that overheating an engine can possibly cause the rings to lose temper resulting in compression loss and oil usuage later on. What do you think? Thanks
have the same problem?
Saturday, January 20th, 2007 AT 9:49 PM