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Old 04-13-2012, 03:17 PM
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Re-ring just one cylinder?

2006 engine with 104k on it. Blew a head gasket and partially washed down cylinder #8 with coolant. Its not totally dead but down a good bit from the rest of the cylinders. Is there any reason one couldnt hone that cylinder and put a fresh set of rings in it and run it? The rest of the cylinders are fine. I am hoping to get away without to much cash involved in it at this point. Thanks
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:48 PM
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I'll be honest you really should mic that cylinder to make sure it's still in spec first. If all is good then go for it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:59 PM
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Can you explain what "not totally dead but down a good bit from the rest of the cylinders" means?

Honing is effectively boring and while not astronomical can lower your compression ratio on that hole. From what I learned from doing high performance gas engines, there is a specific wall clearence that must be maintained for proper fit and function.

To answer your question in a word, NO! Check your specs, if you must bore one, do them all. Yes I said bore, these aren't junk yard 302s that you can just slap together, after all.
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