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Old Mon, Sep-20-2010, 02:49:36 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by salty View Post
Squirt oil in the cylinder to isolate wether it is the valves or rings. (if the pressure goes up it is the rings) If it needs some rings, it might need a rebore as well. Bottom end refers to the crank and bearings, which is not related to compression issues. Good luck. I'd be going with a used engine if anything is terminal.
It's not uncommon to hear someone reference the short block as the bottom end. Even the pistons are directly attached to the leg work of the engine.
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