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Cam break in??

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Magana559, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Magana559

    Magana559 The Warden

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    Alright guys, This may be a N00B question but I really need to make sure I have my info correct.

    Do you or do you not have to do a break in procedure?

    I know in old pushrod motors you have to Idle above 2k RPM for 20 min....but what about in hondas?

    oh yeah I forgot, they are a used pair of BC stage 3 cams in a GSR head.
     
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    jlicrx Senior Member

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    make sure that you use a good moly based assembly lube on the cam lobes
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    Cool I already did that but do I Idle for 20 min above 2k rpm?
     
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    Bump!

    Gonna finish building and swaping today! Still need to know how to break them in.
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    Why would you break-in 'used' cams? You don't have to break them in. Just make sure they are lubed so they aren't dry when you start the car and let them rip...
     
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    no break in required. just re-check your torque figures after a 15 in drive to make sure nothing worked out
     
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    Thanks a bunch guys! Gonna let em rip tomorrow! Finally gonna get the engine in the car!
     
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    i prefer rotellaT oil for break in on fresh engines and cams but your cams are used and no point in breaking them in. Rotell T has extra adatives in it that will help with a fresh build i think compcams actall recomends it also
     
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