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Put a new valve cover gasket on my 93 sentra. started getting large clouds of smoke out exhaust. oil has to be added every other day. about how much should i pay for a ring job?

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Well u just don't do a ring job u overhaul the whole engine, so u are looking at about $3000.00

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