[Vwdiesel] Runaway

slatersfb at aol.com slatersfb at aol.com
Mon Mar 14 14:09:08 EST 2005

Yup, exactly that. Encrusted with carbon and difficult to remove. Top ring was free, and seems pretty much indestructable. Some German chrome alloy I guess.
Bob in NY
Bob, what do you mean "rings were stuck" The 2 lower
rings were stuck in the piston, they would not move
freely in piston?

Just wondering?

--- slatersfb at aol.com wrote:
> Heading to flea market at 4 AM, fully laden with all
> sorts of junk, 81 n/a pickup. Even passenger seat
> packed. 60 mph, then 70, sort felt like cruise
> control had taken over. Foot off the gas & still
> accelerating. A glance in the rearview revealed
> nothing behind me, cars vanished, replaced by truly
> remarkable cloud of smoke. RPMs still reasonable but
> I couldn't believe the smoke. Brake down to 55 & all
> was OK. Rebuild later that year found all rings
> stuck except top ones. Compression was good but oil
> consumption was considerable.
> Bob in NY
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