What are the signs of worn out piston rings in a car

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The piston rings are the metal rings that are responsible for regulating the oil consumption and oil pressure in the vehicle’s engine. It seals the combustion chamber for minimizing the loss of gases to the crankcase. Immoderate diametrical clearance between the cylinder liner and the piston rings can lead to piston rings damage. A blocked oil injection jet can be the cause of piston crown damage. Just perform a compression test on your vehicle’s engine, if you believe that your vehicle has faulty piston rings.

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WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF WORN OUT PISTON RINGS IN A CAR

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Piston rings play a crucial role by sealing the gap between cylinder wall and piston of an engine.

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Such rings are metallic split rings which reduces the loss of fuel mixture to the crankcase of the engine.

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It also helps to reduce friction between the piston and the cylinder wall as well as it also helps to keep the piston cool by transferring the excess amount of heat to the cylinder of the engine.

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However such a soft metallic ring could not withstand the extreme amount of heat generated due to the internal combustion.

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Damaged or worn out piston rings could adversely affect the power output of an engine.

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SIGNS OF DAMAGED PISTON RINGS

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Power output of an engine declines due to less compression. POOR ENGINE PERFORMANCE

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Deformed piston rings fail to optimize the pressure within the combustion chamber of the engine as a result of which the car struggles to accelerate.

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Besides blow by gases could exert heavy pressure on the crank case as well as the PCV system of the car.

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So such kinds of warning signs should never be neglected and timely action should be taken to fix the problems.

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Piston rings prevent the leakage of oil into the combustion chamber of the engine. EMISSION OF GRAY OR WHITE SMOKE

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However damaged rings fail to hold back oil from the combustion chamber of the engine.

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As a result of which the oil will burn inside the combustion chamber and produce thick gray smoke.

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So emission of an excess amount of thick gray or white smoke from the exhaust system clearly shows that the piston rings need to be replaced.

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The engine oil lubricates different components of the engine to reduce friction. LUBRICANT CONSUMPTION INCREASES

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Engine oil should be replaced after an interval of about 3000 to 5000 miles.

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However an engine with damaged piston rings might need more frequent oil change.

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Such kinds of warning signs should never be neglected and timely action should be taken to fix the problems.

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BOTTOM LINE

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Extreme pressure and temperature could damage the piston rings of an engine.

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Driving a car with damaged piston rings might trigger certain types of mechanical deformities in the engine.

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So signs of deformed piston rings should never be neglected.

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