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Old 06-23-2013, 05:26 PM
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Default Re: Simulated Break In Period

We always suggest that you not expect optimum performance from a new engine until you've put at least 200 miles on it. 300 is even better. 1/3 tank of fuel isn't going to tell you much.

Also don't start adding performance options until at least that 200 mile mark. After that start with spark plug readings to give you an idea (not absolute) but an idea of where your fuel to air mix should be. Typically the higher you are from sea level, the leaner you need to tune your carburetor.

Opti-2 is a good lubricant but it isn't a silver bullet that will make a bad engine run great. Don't expect neck snapping performance just because of your oil choice.

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