Moving this from P&B to General so others see it. I did a write up of the problem in P&B...Mike'* comment warranted this in general.
Originally Posted by lash
I appreciate the matter-of-fact way you've addressed your oops, including how it occured and what you're doing to properly deal with it without going overboard. It'* a great way to arm others who might try this with knowledge so that maybe they won't make the same mistake.
Great pics too!
As Gearheads here, we try and give the best sound advice. Without risking the posters motor/car etc. In my motor'* case..it was simply not following the steps properly. We all make mistakes, here is mine. I like anyone else on the forum do make them. The little ones are swept under the carpet... (everyone does this), the bigger ones.. should serve as learning for all.
Sure I could have gotten mad, honestly..in an emergency or crisis situation my first reaction is calm and collected. That was my reaction. Now... slam my toolbox drawers and I'll lay into the person pretty hard. I'm wayyy past sick of pulling all the tools back to the front of the drawer and the occasional removing the drawer above to unlock the tools that slammed to the back and jambed up.
Made a few calls to friends... Mechanic Dan stopped by and his assessment was one new piston and rings only. Machinist Dave cruised past and is stopping by again tonight with measuring tools to check some specs. His first thoughts were one new piston and rings.
At the moment I can only get a full set of rings and that is the only suggestion I'd ever give to a fellow clubber. Being that this is my personal motor..if the parts are available I'll ring only this one and take the chance of having to redo the entire job.