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Thread: 99 N* rebuilt and burning lots of oil

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    Re: 99 N* rebuilt and burning lots of oil

    FWIW, the cat and other engine emissions sensors are now useless. Shot. Toast.

    Talk to me about second compression rings, dots, and your install process.


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    Re: 99 N* rebuilt and burning lots of oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    Don't want to hijack this thread, but haven't seen you in a while Jake. Hope all is going well.
    Hello Ranger, yes all is going very well.

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    96-99 has different width (thickness) piston rings than 2000+. Sealed Power is more of a "budget" brand of piston ring. I've had great luck so far with Hastings. If they sent you piston rings for a 2000+ model Northstar, your rings are going to be loose in the grooves and will be fluttering back andforth.

    And as Sub had mentioned, it is critical to have the dots facing up so the taper angle is correct on the second rings.

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