Did you put the rings back in the same cylinder with the same orientation (up/down) as they were before?
Yes, I was very careful, did them one at at time and made sure they went in exactly as they came out.
One question though, you went through the trouble to pull the motor and change the pistons; rings are cheap.
Yup, I tried to plan ahead and get everything ready. When it came time to actually do the swap I never thought about rings.
If I had not just put them in 12k miles ago, I would have waited and got new ones, but I couldn't see spending another $200 and delaying the already way behind project even more.
I ran a hose from the breather up over the brake booster and is ends under the driver's feet. Been like this for many years. Smoke/blow-by now makes you think there's an exhaust leak under the truck.
I swapped Pistons to get rid of the shaved Pistons I put in there a few years ago. Shaved too much off them last time, this set has about .008" off the top to clean them up, and just a little bowl work done to them.
If it doesn't settle down after a while, I guess I could do a compression test to see if something is messed up.