well, the indian smoke signal which roughly translates to 'guy in front not drive toyota - he drive 20xe on TBs, and he moving like buffalo at 5500rpm or above'
.. is still following me around.
can anyone come up with other ideas before I decide it must be the rings have 'over-bedded', due to yours truly being too enthusiastic with the honing ?
I've noticed it does breath heavily - there's always some smog coming from the catch tank breather, which doesn't go away when revved a little.
Compression is fine though, and it's definitely not the stem seals.
I think I'm just in denial, it's the rings isn't it...