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Piston rings I installed new piston rings for my 1991 toyota corolla but now my car wont start and theres oil when i take out my spark plugs what could be the problem?

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Hmmm,suggest you do a cylinder compression check to see if ring job is holding pressure.
if tester tip gets wet you either have faulty oil rings or bad valve stem seals but compression test fail is obvious ring or low compression = no start.

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If Biggy1 has described it right, I think when you remove the WIRE to the spark plug ( not the plug itself ) and oil jumps out, there is a cylindrical seal that needs replacing and one does not need to even remove the cylinder head.
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