The car overheated and then the head gasket blew? What made it overheat?
Was the engine open to the elements for two years like 200366HFP said?
How many miles on it?
Why did you replace the rings? Compression loss in addition to the blown head gasket?
Were the cylinder walls in good shape?
Are you driving it now? Everything is working fine?
How did you clean the cylinder walls? Did you use a honing tool?
Did you have to machine the heads at all? Were both head gaskets blown?
I'm impressed that you did the work with the engine still in the car? Is the check engine light on?
Cylinders are sealed from the elements. Any time you see rust that bad on pistons, they've been sitting with water on them. Cylinder walls rust, rings rust, pistons don't.Jim, how can you tell that reyes' car was "sitting"?
Yes, I just turn it by hand. It would be best to periodically start the car, but I drained the gas tank and removed the hoses going to it. I was going to put a little gas in it once I get the Accord done and start it. It's a very low mileage car, but hasn't been started in over 10 years.Are you adding the oil through the spark plug holes and turning by hand, or are you actually starting the car?
Awesome work Reyes!
How did you get the pistons out with the motor in the car? Did you remove the oil pan and disconnect the connecting rods from there and push the pistons out from the top?
Did you feel that way worked well?