<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DjD:
I think a quart every 1000 is excessive,
Your car is old but 15K on a rebuild is it should still be tight
DJD, the oil burning characteristics are the same today as the day it was rebuilt (during break-in). THe car never exhibits smoke cold, or at temp. The rebuilder claims >300hp (guesstimate) and i wonder if the std. PVC is able to keep w/ the vacuum charateristicis that the HP cam/valve combo create.
When i asked the the rebuiler about the oil consumption, he wanted to know the oil pressure (don't have oil pressure guage) so i don't know.
Hi pro oil pump installed at rebuild always used the recommended straight 30 wt oil.
Would excessively high/low oil pressure result in excessive oil consumption?
should i try a 5/30 multi oil to decrease oil pressure/consumption.
This rebuild cut new standard holes in a well seasoned block w/new TRW flat pistons, w/ 67 cc heads , should not be much greater than 9:1 compression. How can i correlate a compression reading to a cylinder sealing problem if all were to have the same reading. or should i just go straight for the leak down check, and how is a leak down test performmed;equip,guages pressure source? I'm not a total mechanical idiot, but i don't do much internal engine work either....thinking about that ....maybe i am a total idiot....ha.