Parts from David silver spares showed up in the mail today so after work I was able to get it all thrown back together and got the ol girl running again. Did several oil flushes before starting and i will probably do one right away after breaking in the rings. Ran it for about 30 seconds before calling it a night. I did pull the oil cap to see if there was any blowby, and there is still definitely a decent amount. Not nearly as much as before, but not unsubstantial either. I made sure to set the rings 120 degrees apart, and made sure that the correct side was up, so that’s not it. I also checked the clearance between ring and ring groove in the piston, and even the top ring was within the limit, and that groove was beat up a little from the broken ring, so it was worse than the others but still not too bad. Ring gaps were within limit as well. At the end of the factory limits but still well within serviceable limit. So if it’s none of those reasons is it safe to assume that the rings just need to seat in? And on that note, does anyone have a favorite break in procedure that you like for new rings?
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