[Vwdiesel] 'H' ...is for honing !

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Fri Jun 27 13:12:26 EDT 2003

> "deglaze" so many products would work... perhaps the finer the
>  better...but as long as  the deposits are removed if any and a matt finish
> is produced...

  I beg to differ on this opinion (Sorry Mark).  I don't know the logic but
have gone to some ulra fine honing on some engines recently.  For OUR
VW diesels however, it don't work.  The purpose of the cross hatching is
to hold oil, to lubricate the rings.  I was always a bit wary of this being
whole theory behind the 90 degree cross hatch and all.  Then came my
Jetta.  So far so good with MY regular, cheap hone.  The machine shop
hone job wasn't anywhere near as coarse and I was blowing oil in well
under 15K miles!  The first and only engine I ever assembled with someone
else's hone job on it.  :P

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