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So the piston rings have went in my 1.4 sport aub,  is any of the 1.4 bottom ends the same or just the aub, would i be better off with a new engine or just rings, or the bottom end with my head on it? 

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Depends how bad it is smoking really, if not too bad you can try thicker oil and some treatments but they are only going to mask a problem tbh. If it's bad then you could get yours stripped down and see what you have before making decisions unless it needs to be on the road asap in which case an engine swap would be quickest. 

If the bores check out all right and engine is otherwise good just go for the rings, if the price of rings, head gasket etc seems worth the effort. head off either way if changing out a bottom end. 

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16 hours ago, Mikey444 said:

So the piston rings have went in my 1.4 sport aub,  is any of the 1.4 bottom ends the same or just the aub, would i be better off with a new engine or just rings, or the bottom end with my head on it? 

If you're changing the bottom end then you may as well just do change the rings. Easy enough to do, can leave the block in the car as well too. Just remove head and sump :)

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cheap thin rings, less resistance, better mpg.

no longevity at the rpm these things run at.

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Going to change the rings with the block still in the car, hope it goes well 

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that's what i would do.

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