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    Hi
    I need a engine or a rebuild kit for a Mitsubishi Minicab 1994 U42T. My smokes really really bad. 45000 miles on motor or could it be something?
    Thank Joel

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    45000 miles. Thats pretty low miles for a smoking engine. Either the miles were popped (over the years Ive had several trucks that were pooped), air filter is not right(motor dusted), or the oil was never changed. My 2 cents Mitsubishi's are prone to smoke a little starting in the 70,000kms mark but not bad.
    Type in Japanese mini truck parts and you can order from a multitude of suppliers. I would highly recommend you get several quotes because parts prices will very.

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    I think it is the rings on one piston because when I pulled the plugs one was full of oil, even dripping oil. Can the rings be changed without pulling the engine out?

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    Can the rings be changed without pulling the engine out? Not sure. I would think so. I just finished a Daihatsu that got hot. Head gasket was blown. Removed the head and had it resurfaced. I did it with the engine still in the frame. I would think you could pull the head and oil pan and get the piston out as long as the cross member / motor mounts aren't in the way. Not sure how the Mits. are sat up.

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    I would pull the engine out and do it that way....it sucks getting into it then realizing you have to pull it out..

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