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Re: Valve/Rings/Synth/etc..

> Date:          Fri, 09 Jan 1998 10:50:18 -0800
> From:          Derek Daily <ddaily@SMTPGW.MITSUICOMTEK.COM>
> To:            quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:       Valve/Rings/Synth/etc..

Derek Daily wrote;
> (2)  If the car uses a tonne of oil and begins to use MORE after
> switching to synth, I think the consensus would be that the valve
> seals are shot(?) and perhaps a ring (?) job is justified as well. 
> BUT what will this accomplish other than possibly eliminating oil
> consumption?
> Thanks for the (forthcoming I hope) primer on valve seals, guides,
> rings, etc...

    Derek, after watching many episodes of the 007 smoke screen following
closely behind me and using approximately 1 qt per 1000 mi., the valve guides
and seals were suspect. After replacing them and having minor head work 
done and switching to synth., I have absolutely no oil consumption with this
car. This was approx. 25k mi ago. Can't comment on lifter noise as they were 
replaced at the same time and are still whisper quiet with synth. (Mobil 1) HTH,

Chad Clark '87 5k Tq
Colorado Springs, CO