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Old 29-08-2007, 06:49   #46
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Well all the questions are asked I think. I too don't consider the consumption to be "significant" although I'd keep watching.

Bedding of the rings (properly or not) would be my wildest guess followed by Oil ring alignment at assembly. There are obviously end gaps on the rings and they should be staggered from each other during assy.

Very very rarely the assembler may not get this quite right. It usually shows up as big blowby and bad compression from day one.

It sounds like you are running the engine hard which is a good thing and with no other mysteries to report I'd drive on till something changes.

The only other thought is that it might consume a larger amount during warm up and basically nothing once thermally stablized. That could explain the variation in consumption for 10 hours vs. 60 hours. The lack of smoke is perplexing but again we are talking about pretty low consumption.
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