Just replaced the head gasket, valve seals/burnt valves, and anything else I could get to on my 92 tercel. That made it start and run a bit better, the only problem is it is now going thru about a quart of oil every 200 miles. The smoke is embarissing and heavier the higher in the rpm range you go. My question is can I put new rings in this 3ee motor from the bottom only so I dont have to spend another $110 on a head gasket and head bolts again?? The car doesnt have the original motor in it so I have no idea of the miles on it which made me assume that the rings would be fine at the time of head gasket replacement. Boy was I wrong!! The odmeter says 156K and everything else works good, tires good, body has little to no rust and I have around $800 total in the car. Is it even worth putting new rings in??