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Ok, my dealer called me yesterday and told me my rings are in and to call him to set up an appointment.

Anybody have the ring job done yet and what were the results.

I'm trying to decide if I want to go through with it or live with it. I don't like the thought of my engine being torn apart.

So if any of you have have the rings replaced please post your results.

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Also very interested in your feedback, considering the same thing and am not sure if I want to have it done or not...

Not sure if I can trust the Dealer's Mechanics
 

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my results

Hi there,
Of the 15 that I have done, with one more coming in on Monday, the consumption averaged out to 1 qt in 583 miles.
After the repair, averaged out, it went to 1 qt in 2400 miles.
These are teh results that I have on my end.
From what I have been told, every repair for pistons rings has cured the issue.
Best to you, c4c5
 

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There is also the findings of Halltech to consider, ie. "tighter" ring pack to bore clearances is apparently creating higher frictional loses and stealing hp, or perhaps not, provided the engine has a prolonged break-in period. The vote may still be out on this one though.

If in your shoes, and no offense to C4C5specialist, I would be hesitant to have a mechanic tear into an otherwise healthy LS6. Topping off the oil every so often is probably less of a concern than what might happen to install new rings.

If this is to be fully covered under warranty, and you are planning to keep the car until after expiration, I would be tempted to have the work done just before then. Thus, this decision can be deferred. In the meantime, if something else of a more serious nature requires attention, you can kill two birds. Eventually, I think replacing the rings (and perhaps the pre-April pistons) would quite possibly enhance the future resale value of the car.
 

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i think if the mechanic is left alone(no interruptions-like let that go for now we need this done asap) it should turn out ok
afriend of mine was in the auto repair business some nights i would go down and help him all rebuilding of engines and transmissions was done after regular business hours,we hardly ever had a problem :cheers: :cheers:
 

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Hi--
I live in So. Calif. & just brought my car to Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa to get the new rings installed. I was told it would take about 5 days & I feel comfortable after talking to the engine technician, who has already installed one set of the replacement rings. They have four other Vette owners waiting for the rings, but will only do one set at a time, because they want to do it right. I want to thank everyone for their support, especially Frank Calmes & c4c5 Specialist.
Bob
 
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