[Vwdiesel] Ring Break-In and Oil Consumption

gary gbangs at cfl.rr.com
Mon Feb 28 12:51:21 EST 2005

Running it hard is what I have always assumed/used when seating rings.

Like others have suggested, take it out and run it HARD. Full throttle
whenever you can get away with it.

I too have heard of using Bon Ami. Hagar is(or was) experimenting with
it lately.


On Mon, 2005-02-28 at 10:05 -0500, SLATERSFB at aol.com wrote:
> Its a funny thing. Loren mentioned it the other day & I find it to be true also: engines that are babied use oil. German engines any ways. Same thing was true at BMW dealer. Beat the piss out of those cars & they loved it.
> As for your 1.6 N/A, it may be too late, but worth a try. Use fossil oil, like 15w40 & go on a long trip. Lots of high speed & long mountain grades. Keep motor singing. If you can get a couple thousand miles in like this, your motor may be OK.
> As a last resort - this old guy I knew (even older than me - lol) would build Bultaco motors for racing bikes. Built motor real tight, closer than factory clearance specs. Then start it up & chuck Bon-Ami into intake. Sink scouring powder. Polished everything, seated rings. Worked amazingly well, but I've nevr tried it myself.
> Try long trip first. Good luck.
> Bob in NY

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