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Re: oil consumption

To: Rocky Frisco <>
Subject: Re: oil consumption
From: Charles & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 10:54:08 -0500
Rocky Frisco wrote:

> I would assume this indicates a really good ring wear-in. I know of 
> cases where a new engine was worn-in on high-grade multiviscosity 
> detergent oil and as a result, never wore-in properly and still used oil 
> after thousands of miles.

    Sure, once the rings seated the oil consumption dropped to normal.
> My father sometimes was known to cure this problem by slowly dumping a 
> half-teaspoonful of Bon Ami down the carbs at about 2,500 rpm and then, 
> after running the engine like this for about three or four minutes, 
> draining the oil and replacing it and the filter. 

   Some racers used to put in what amounted to rubbing compound in order 
to get quick ring seating.  Duke Fox, a pioneer model engine designer, 
used to sell some stuff for that purpose.  Called it some Lux or other. 
  I never used it.



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