Vauxhall Meriva - Worn Piston Rings - 3puddings

My wife's meriva has worn piston rings and the age of the cars means that there is no way I am spending money on replacing them. Is there any point in using Wynns as a tempoary fix till I can get a trade in on a replacement?

Thanks

Vauxhall Meriva - Worn Piston Rings - RobJP

Entirely depends on how worn they are.

Vauxhall Meriva - Worn Piston Rings - 3puddings

It is sucking up a lot of oil when cold, no idea how bad it is but all i need is one month out of the thing

Vauxhall Meriva - Worn Piston Rings - bathtub tom

Have you checked the PCV (crankcase breather)?

Vauxhall Meriva - Worn Piston Rings - elekie&a/c doctor

Worn or sticking piston rings.?Remove the spark plugs and put a small amount of Redex down the bores and leave for 48 hrs.(spark plugs left out).

Vauxhall Meriva - Worn Piston Rings - edlithgow

Brake fluid is also said to help free sticking rings.

Havn't tried it, but I've found it pretty good as a carb cleaner, so I'd say there might be something in it.

Vauxhall Meriva - Worn Piston Rings - Stanb Sevento

Worn or sticking piston rings.?Remove the spark plugs and put a small amount of Redex down the bores and leave for 48 hrs.(spark plugs left out).

That would be my fist move as well. Stick plenty down when engine is hot, about 15ml. Before starting cover the plug holes with a rag and turn over the engine to blast out the red-X. If you need the car every day just leave it overnight but do it twice. A healthy dolop in the fuel to will help. Will smoke a lot on start up.

 

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