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Old 09-13-2012, 12:05 PM
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Default Re: Break in secrets

You need a fairly steady load to keep the new piston rings from chattering until they wear mate in. This gos back to the old argument of folks not babying their motors of all origins and having good strong running motors later on.

I climb a 4 to 5 mile up hill run on all my first start ups and vary my throttle except for a full on high speed run. Just that I like to have that steady load. Then in my mind, from my concept approach rings never chattered like they would have been prone to do otherwise..

Just letting a engine rev or idle in the drive way as a approach to a healthy break in is the absolute worst thing one can do. Their is no load and just chattering going on then

After a period of break in i run it any way I wanna.
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