- Jan 30, 2012
- Houston, Texas
Thanks for the replies. I have done a lot of reading and seems this is my issue. Has oil on my intake valves and figured it was bad valve stem seals or excessive guide to stem clearance but the heads are brand new and reworked, also has viton seals . I talked to a gentlemen at Ross racing pistons which are the pistons I have and he was telling me there are two kinds of people with gapless rings. People that swear by them or people that swear at them. The gapless top ring prevents adequate cylinder pressure from getting behind the 2nd compression ring to seal against the cylinder wall to scrape oil away. Frustrating this is a brand new engine and I have it all apart now to replace rings. It smokes so much at idle it’s embarrassing to even drive. Really glad I found this thread. Been battling this issue for months.