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My 79 SC got new rod brgs, rings, valve guides, rockers and reground cams. I did Waynes suggested 20 minutes at 2k rpm, then changed oil expecting to find lots of glitter. I could not see any glitter to speak of.
I am now at about 1000 miles and I will soon change the oil again when I retorque the heads and adjust the valves. I basically followed Waynes rpm/loading/mileage advise but after seeing no metal, I saw no reason to change my oil as often as he advises (I know, I know, oil is cheap but
with no metal initially why bother until 1000 miles).

I have used approximately 1/2 qt of oil in this first 1000 miles and the car does not smoke at all even though this was an Alusil re-ring job (cylinders measured in the middle of the allowable tolerance).
German autos: '79 911 SC, '87 951, '03 330i, '08 Cayenne

Men do not quit playing because they get old.... They get old because they quit playing.
Old 11-08-2004, 09:21 AM
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