[Vwdiesel] Ring Break-In and Oil Consumption

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Tue Mar 1 23:00:23 EST 2005

> How about downshifting during that decel to keep load on engine up and rpms
> up?

  I just strive for keeping it within normal driving rpm or a tad higher.  
Downshifting tends to slow you down so might as well just stay in 
high gear and romp it back up and decel more again.  
  I discovered this while riding my worn out YZ 125.  It needed rings 
and bore.  When it had been ridden a while it'd lose a lot of power.  
Only two things tended to help.  Let it completely cool down or 
decel down a hill or two.  Just one of those fluke things, discovering 
that but it really tended to prove true.  Made me wonder if the old 
break in procedure of floor it, decel, floor it decel wasn't as much or 
more for the decel than the accel.  At least on a gasser.  Diesels 
seem to need that heavy load to break in properly.

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