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Re: synthetics

On Tue, 30 Dec 1997 14:08:11 +0000, you wrote:

>It would be interesting to compare your engine oil consumption over the
>next few months with your pre-synth days. I made exactly the same
>changes as you on my 91 200q about 5k miles after I bought it, and noted
>that with the change to synth my car started burning oil (1/2 qt per 4k
>miles). Since then I've switched to dyno engine oil (20/50) and have
>noticed less oil consumption. This all due to the detergent effects of
>the synth engine oil.

I hope I remember this correctly (flame me if I am wrong):
When you change to an oil with better cleaning properties, you can
experience a higher oil consumption for some time. After that the oil
consumption will go back to normal or better. This is because your
piston rings is stuck due to deposits (correct English?). When these
deposits is removed partially, you will get leaks. When all deposits
have gone, the piston rings can move freely, and the leaks will
Allan Olesen, Denmark

83 100cd man. 243k miles (just runs and runs and...)
87 100cd aut. 144k miles (wish it did too)
84 Toyota Corolla        (no comments, hiding face behind newspaper)
66 Jaguar S              (rusting/awaiting restoration)
65 Jaguar S              (rusting/awaiting restoration)