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Discussion in 'Engine Topic' started by 71smalbloc, Jun 24, 2019.
No detonation problems. Only other thing I can think of is the top end is a little noisy.
I'll do that, thanks for the input!
Block was hot tanked and honed.
A few questions for you 71smallblock.
1- Are they the Gapless tops or 2nd ring.
2- If the Gapless is on top, did your builder use or mentioned using the Total Seal "quickseat" in conjunction with Total Seals bore/hone prep recommendations??, was a TQ plate used to final hone, type of break in oil and how long was it used for?
As far as a comparative, everything being equal, you will have better "cranking" pressure when tested vs a traditional top ring.
If this checks out even in all cylinders (within reason), as mentioned, a leakdown is next, if the bore prep was done correctly, you will have great leakdown #'s as well, and there lies the conundrum.
I'll definitely ask him these questions. I've had a "rebuilt" engine in the past (different builder) which was diagnosed with ring seating issues but that one consumed a lot of oil and smoked a good amount. This one hasn't consumed a drop of oil in 600 miles.
Yep, some swear by them, and some swear at them.
That's a good sign, but it's early, and depends how you drive it, you may be OK.
Head gasket might be blown into a the lifter valley. Possible but rare.
I had what I thought was blowby. Turned out the carb was sucking oil through the hose that ran into the breather of the valve cover.
The engine builder is probably right. Is that 600 easy cruising miles? It is barely broken in. It's time to hammer on it a little and do some deceleration runs to seat those rings.
Torque plate honed?