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Old 10-02-2008, 10:15 PM
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Some people say you need heat to seat the rings. Actually thats misleading
because its easy to get the impression that high water temperature is whats
needed. Thats only part of whats needed. High water temperature helps
to evaporate more of the fuel to dry out the cylinder.

In addition you need high combustion temperatures to completely burn off all of the
fuel as well as residual oil that gets past the rings. Rings seat much quicker
on a dry bore. Short blasts of WOT will provide the combustion temperatures
needed, that along with minimal idle time.

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Old 10-06-2008, 11:29 PM
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Jim,

Thanks for checking up me !!! Been busy but just got everything back together (taking my time); just need to finish timing and re-dial the carb in. I did talk to the the engine builder and he is at a loss but said it may be a set of bad rings; agrees I should give it a bit more time and if I pull the engine he will take a look at it to see what's going on and check tolerances....however he is 300 miles away. I guess IF I do pull it I can always get a ring job and hone at a local shop. While things were apart I installed an oil pressure gauge (for piece of mind). Hopefully this weekend I can get some miles on it.... I put fresh plugs in and going to change the oil and then going to drive it harder than I have been
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Update

Finally got everything back together. Fresh 7qts + filter of 10W40 (7qt oil pan). Set timing to approx what it was before removing the intake, started it up and drove it around the block until warmed up. Seems like it is running good. Retorqued intake and this weekend hopefully will get everything dialed in. Oil pressure gauge was reading kind of high ?? (in 75 PSI range from idle to maybe 3-4K RPM). I read on some other posts that a high volume oil pump can be the cause for higher PSI and can contribute to blow by problems ? It was dark out but it seemed like the heavier weight oil (10W40); previously was running 10W30 helped with the smoking.
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