I havent been able to start break-in due to rain (It hasnt rained the whole summer and it downpours with hail and lightning on the day I planned to break in my engine
.) I picked up some after run oil at my lhs and decided to ask the guy what his opinion was. He said it would be a good idea to do 5 minute cycles on the first tank, but thinks you should keep the engine below 200F. I think Ill take his advice and run the first tank in 5 minute intervals with cooling in between, but I think I'll get it up to 200F right away, I think he might be more into the old skool break-in method. RCCA says to bring it up to 200F and I trust them so I think Ill do that. The guy also said to run it around 1/3 throttle because if you run it slower than that itll heat up the clutch. I'm running it in a ntc3 and since the drivetrains so friction free, I dont think the clutch will heat up much even if I go really slow, what do you guys think about this? The guy at my track says he runs in full tanks but that other people say to run in intervals, I think its just a diffrence of opinion.
As of now Im going to heat the engine up with a hair dryier to make it a little easier for my starter box to turn over and lube it with some after run oil. I'll run the first tank in 5 minute intervals with cooling in between and get it up to 200F right away. After that Ill increase speed every tank until around the 9th tank when Ill hit some WOT bursts and start leaning it little by little after that. If nessecary Ill start leaning earlier in the process. Does this sound ok?
What do you guys think about what the guy at my lhs said about staying under 200F, should I go against what he says or what numerous articles Ive read said?
Thanks for the help, sorry to keep bringing this up, cant wait to get the break-in started tomorrow. (well today I guess since its 1 am)