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Re: oil consumption

To: Dan DiBiase <>
Subject: Re: oil consumption
From: Charles & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2005 19:02:57 -0500
My B used oil after the complete rebuild for the first 3,000 miles or 
so.  I broke the engine in on a trip from TX to CA and back, about 4400 
miles.  I was topping it up every other day or so when on the road. 
Suddenly about half way back home it quit using oil.  I don't have to 
add oil between ~3,000 mile changes now.


Dan DiBiase wrote:
> --- wrote:
>>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?
> Dan 
> The Garden State

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