Originally Posted by crestedbutte-rtw
What he meant by the rings not being in the right position is that when he opened it up.. the gaps of the rings were almost all lined up straight so the oil was not being blocked and could go right through.. haha
That's what I mean though. From the rebuilds I've done, all pistons have a little "notch" on the ring gap area to stagger them. If the ring wasn't in that gap: A) I don't know how they got the piston in, B) possibly has bad wear on the cylinder?
Hopefully things look ok and it's a cheap fix. Do they have pictures?
Better news then what it could have been though! That DR can be waiting for you in Australia all the same =)