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Re: Best answer on synthetics so far...

Subject: Re: Best answer on synthetics so far...
From: (Denise Thorpe)
Date: Fri, 3 May 96 13:13:35 PDT
Bob Donahue asked:

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> <Date: Fri, 3 May 1996 08:49:02 -0500
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> <Breaking in an engine depends on bad lubrication - rings will not seat
> <(wear to match the cylinder walls) if they are too well lubricated.
> What are the ramification of the above scenario? What will
> happen if I'm driving around with unseated ring that are
> too well lubricated?

The engine will burn oil.

I was wondering how there could be no appreciable difference in the 
lubricating properties of the same weights of synthetic and natural 
oils when there's enough of a difference to prevent the rings from 

Denise Thorpe, with the wind in a $9 haircut

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