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.