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Old 03-31-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default BREAK-IN METHOD: Follow The Instruction Manual or Follow Other Methods?

This is my first engine break-in...I used to buy second hand engine before...do you think I should follow the instruction manual from the manufacturer or some break-in methods I found in this forum? or should I handed my engine to an experienced race mechanic in my LHS to do it? Thanks
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what motor do you end up getting ?
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:54 AM   #3
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I want my motor to be long lasting, good enough for weekend practice and maybe some race...it's vspec btw
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cool good motor have two of thim have had good luck with
the one in the o.s. manual just did the run at idol for one gal.
it seemed to work out just fine but took a long time if this
is your frist one you might have the lhs if it knot to much $$
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there are about 3 different methods, and 10000000s of variations of those, I would say pick one that the pros use and take you time........ Take your time ...........take your time....
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Thanks...but how if my lhs do it differently from the os manual? I knew every mechanics has their own method...should I trust them? Btw there's some trophies displayed in that shop ...sorry for being shallow minded
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if you do have you LHS do it make sure when you go back to get it you have them start it up and run it around a bit, let it idle for like 20 seconds and se if it screws up and then what it does after you run it, so that way they cant say you took it and screwed it up if something is wrong, my LHS is notorious for that, i dont ask them questions anymore
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tack your time this can be one of the hardest things to deceid
on most work will the big thing is get the temps up and take
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if you do have you LHS do it make sure when you go back to get it you have them start it up and run it around a bit, let it idle for like 20 seconds and se if it screws up and then what it does after you run it, so that way they cant say you took it and screwed it up if something is wrong, my LHS is notorious for that, i dont ask them questions anymore
I was thinking that way too...need a mechanic with good attitude I guess
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i thinkg the problem with alot of the hobby shop guys is that they are all like 40 (not saying all 40 years olds are bad), but they have been doing this for 20 years and spend all this money and cant win a race, so they get mad when younger guys come in and ask questions on how to beat the other old guys at the track, they're just bitter and hate younger people, i wouldnt go to my LHS if it wasnt the only one within 60 miles, i hate those a-holes
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tack your time this can be one of the hardest things to deceid
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I'm not confident enough..I am a clumsy and unpatient person ...I think this lhs mechanic is quite reliable, he went to many races doing mechanic stuffs with national racers...I just curious if he do it differently than what's in os manual...how the results is gonna be?
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murnanmodifiedmotors.com

His method is great and has step by step instructions.
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His method is great and has step by step instructions.
Is that for stock or modified engines?
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This is my first engine break-in...I used to buy second hand engine before...do you think I should follow the instruction manual from the manufacturer or some break-in methods I found in this forum? or should I handed my engine to an experienced race mechanic in my LHS to do it? Thanks
If it's your first new engine, just follow the owners manual. You will get good results. Once you learn more about the engines you could expierment with other methods. Don't make the procces to complicated at first. The only thing I would say will really bennifit your new engine is pre heating it before starting it during break-in.
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Is that for stock or modified engines?
Either or. Works the same as long as the motor is new. Good luck. PM me if you have any questions.
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