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Re: Plastigage - Hydraulic Problems
> I got a kick out of the recent Q & A on Plastigage - I first used it
> in a high school auto shop class in 1967. Some tools NEVER go out of
> style - they simply do what they do VERY well.
The problem with Plasti-gauge is that it won't tell you if a hole or bearing
journal is actually round or not ... used properly, it only measures bearing
clearance at ONE spot. That may be okay for a Dodge Slant-6 or Chevy V8 but
it's NOT good enough for a BMW Big-Six or an Audi I4/5, especially if you're
trying to get more power out of them (and that probably includes most of the
people who are subscribed to this list!).
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/ l l o l \ l o l \ _ _ o _ _ AudiDudi@delphi.com
/__l l l / l l l l l l / l l l / / l / l l \ / _ Jeffrey Goggin
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