One of the callers in this most recent show had a 1984 Ford F150 going through about a quart of oil every 150 miles. Tom and Ray said the car needed a ring job.
Just curious. What's involved when a mechanic does a ring job? Is the engine left in the car, and all the work done by removing the oil pan; i.e. from below? Or is the engine removed, put on an engine stand, turned upside down, but the work still done by removing the pan? Or does the cylinder head have to come off too to replace the piston rings? It seems like a ring job could be done, the crankshaft it seems like it would have to come out, but without removing the head; just curious how it is commonly done is all.