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Re: oil consumption

Subject: Re: oil consumption
From: Dan DiBiase <>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 10:11:10 -0700 (PDT)
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> I rebuilt the motor on my 73 B last fall. Put about 2000 miles on the
> rebuilt motor and have noticed concerning oil consumption. the motor was
> entirely rebuilt with new rings, valves, bearing, gaskets seals ect. The
> block was boared and all set up professionally. I have noticed increased
> oil consumption, but no blue smoke or any kind of gasket leaking under
> the car.  The car is clean and oil free underneath. some one suggested
> that possibly the rings take time to seat which causes extra oil
> consumption. I am running over 60psi on the oil pressure gague, but at
> idle the pressure fall to 20psi. occasionally the gague bounces up and
> down like a flutter.

Mark, you didn't say what the consumption actually is....? A quart per 500
miles? 1000 miles?

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