Andrew, I understand that you've built your share of engines.
Me? I'm a complete newbie in that respect. So, I'm hoping you could steer me right.
Am I correct in assuming that if I smell oil burning out of the exhaust pipe, it's probably the rings? (Only under WOT and backing off WOT)
If I'm gonna replace the rings, do I need to replace anything else? I think front and rear seals are a must (considering they're only pennies), head gasket, but rod pins, studs, bearings, etc? I understand if I replace the bearings I'll have to machine the crank, right?
What else should I know?
To hone the bore, I have to completely pull the crank & pistons, yes?
P.S. Is this method
still the best way to break an engine in? Or, do you have a better way?