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BREAK IN PROCEDURE FOR YOUR NEW OR REBUILT ENGINE

Rebuilt Engine Rebuilt

You have just invested quite a bit of money in a New or Rebuilt engine for your vehicle. The First thing that you can do to insure your investment is to break in your engine properly. It’s a pretty simple procedure, but very, very important. When an engine is rebuilt, the process of boring and honing the cylinders leaves slight ridges on the cylinder walls to help oil adhesion. The rings wear into these ridges forming a seal. This is the primary purpose of break in.

1. Fill your cooling system with coolant and let sit for 2 hours or so with the radiator cap off. This will purge a lot of trapped air in your cooling system.

2. Install a premium oil filter. Do not use a cheap oil filter. Install a high quality 10-30 petroleum based motor oil.

3. Drive your car at varying speeds as opposed to highway driving.

4. Change your oil and filter using petroleum based oil.

5. Change your oil and filter at 3000 miles. At this point you can switch over to synthetic oil. Synthetic oil will lubricate your engine better. Your engine will actually run a little bit cooler than with non synthetic oil.

6. Continue to change your oil at prescribed intervals recommended by the oil manufacturer.

7. Check your oil level regularly. A convenient time is when you get gas.

8. Enjoy your new engine!

 

 

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