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Old 07-28-2008, 10:25 AM   #1
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hey i got a brand new v spec and the motor is really tight im using a shitty starter box with not a whole lot of tourqe but the motor turns over and then stops and i gotta free the fly wheel with my finger the guy at the local shop said thats nor,al for the first few tanks until the motor gets rid of its "pinch" he also said i should hit it with a heat gun to warm it up then start it any ideas if thats normal?.. im also ganna try a bigger box today
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Yes, it is normal to have to preheat motors before cranking until you are thru the break in stage. Lots of good info on here about engine break in.

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The guy at the shop is right. Put a drop or two of after run oil in the engine too to help it turn over the first few times. Use the heat gun to get it up around 170 or so then fire it up. After you run it each time make sure you let it cool at bottom dead center. Do not leave the piston at TDC! Enjoy that engine. I'll be breaking in a new one next weekend.

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ya its my first car thats not a ready to run so imn used to the roto start or pull start and the starter box just seems wierd haha but if i cant get it going ill just go to the track and meet some new friends
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