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shadowz
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted November 30, 2001 12:46 AM
how does everybody break in a freash motor in thier race car?

cmiller51
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 68
posted November 30, 2001 09:08 AM
Well, I am usually concerned mostly with initial start up. With a new camshaft its good to start the engine and run it at 2500 to 3000 rpm for 20 to 30 minutes. I run Pennzoil 25W/50 engine oil from day one.. You really need a coupkle guys to start one the 1st time..one to look for leaks and the other to watch guages..

hughes
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted November 30, 2001 09:20 AM
The only thing I do different, Is block the radiator up to get the motor temp up as fast as possible. other than that word for word.

Racer14K
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 247
posted November 30, 2001 10:50 AM
I use 30w valvoline for breakin, pouring it in with valve covers off so I able to get a good coat of oil on all the rockers, springs, pushrods and lifters. Then I prime it, prime it and prime it some more. I have the distributor premarked for timing so all I have to do is drop it in tighten it down and start it up. Run it for 20 minutes then I like to shut it down and let it cool and then run it through another heat cycle just to make sure there are no leaks. After it cools down check all the bolts and retighten if needed. I use a System 1 oil filter, I then clean it, drain the oil, refill filter and engine with 20W50 valvoline and race it for 3 weeks on conventional oil then switch to synthetic. The bearings still look brand new at the end of the season.
Prime it, prime it and prime it some more!!!!

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jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted November 30, 2001 11:03 AM UIN: 16262997
One tip....NEVER USE Cramac....lol...your rings will never seat. That is the slickest stuff I have ever used.


jammin

shadowz
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted November 30, 2001 05:57 PM
jammin, What's Cramac?

Thanks for everyones input, I'll let ya all know how it goes.

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