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How hard is it to change the oil rings and piston rings in my94 saturn sc2?

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On a level of 1 to 10, this would be very high up there. if you don't have expertise in building engines i would not recommend you try replacing the piston rings yourself. it requires you to remove the engine from the car and completely disassemble it down to a bare block. once you've accomplished that you then need to put it all back together the right way, make sure all tolerances are correct, and with everything torqued to specfication. There is a LOT involved when replacing piston rings so be sure you know what you're getting into before even remotely considering doing this on your own. i can tell you though that if you have to pay a professional shop to do this, it's most likely going to cost more than the cars worth to get it running properly again.

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