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Re: oil consumption

To: Bob Donahue <>
Subject: Re: oil consumption
From: Charles & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 10:54:25 -0500
   What?  You think they didn't know how to control oil consumption 
then?   It wasn't the Dark Ages. ;^)  If the engine is in good shape 
internally and doesn't leak, it shouldn't require that oil be added 
between changes.  Your 130K-mile B needs a rebuild.


Bob Donahue wrote:
> Remember, this is a British engine designed 50 years ago. Don't expect 
> the low oil consumption of modern cars. IMHO - AFTER the rings have 
> bedded in, anything over 500 miles per quart is OK. I keep scrupulous 
> records of gas and oil consumption on my vehicles. My B with 130k on the 
> odometer (with no engine rebuild yet) gets between 500 to 1000 miles per 
> quart. (I seem to get worse oil consumption with highway driving.)

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