[Vwdiesel] Ring Break-In and Oil Consumption
H . Hagar.
h_hagar at prcn.org
Mon Feb 28 12:59:41 EST 2005
Gavrik Peterson relax NOTHING drastic is going to happen.
I am not and Never was a mechanic ---- BUT the number of coffee breaks and beers after work
with THE MECHANICS ? ----did something rub off ? .
I found that the flyboys got the ringseating ---pinned right down.
Loren mentioned long time ago that to get a gasser shop to fit a VW diesel piston
with small gap was difficult ----to get a flyboy mechanic to fit it is impossible.
Aircooled Aircraft fitting would be considered limit of wear for a VW diesel mechanic in Germany.
I just had an old friend die ---- who designed a diesel many years ago so let me get over the
grief and I shall explain what I found out about ringseating. He was a nabor and became
a good friend early 1960 es. 1962 ? .
Summary ? make the crosshatch DEAP ring gap SMALL and pistons TIGHT in bores.
And stagger ring gaps. ---I am a flyboy type and lots of the ringjobs I did was aircooled
AC engines. -----so I have a problem getting those pistons tight . BUT remember they are
spcial pistons. ----not gasser pistons. --------- wait to we get chromed cylinders then the fun starts.
I have seen Gavriks engine and it is a beauty ----all painted and CLEAN. And it sounds good
with NO SMOKE here. Pump a tad too advanced. If you Gavrik drove that Rabbit from day
one like you did here ??? ----fuddy duddy driving is NOT the problem.
Let me tell you all he drives a lot more agressive than I do.
More on this ------when I recover.
PS : May 1945 I got my sticky little finger on my first REAL diesel Jumo 205 I
think it was.------ is that not 60 years ? --- right now that plane and engines are in
a museum ---in Denmark. 3 engine flying boat. "Anders And" Donald Duck..(in english).
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