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is a break-in necessary?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by c!v!c, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. c!v!c

    c!v!c elite crew

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    I'm in the process of putting a B16A SiR-II into my Civic, and I've seen some stuff around about limiting RPMs for a long time, and then pissedoffsol says take the car to a dyno and get it tuned... but I've gotta drive this car all of the time, and I certainly don't have the money to get my car dyno tuned, I spent all my cash on the motor.

    What I don't get is why a break-in is necessary since the motor has been used before, and nothing has been changed internally, it's a simple swap. Or am I just reading wrong and the break-in stuff is for motors with new parts?
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    well this is just me but if its a used motor i would put about 100-200 miles on it then i would drive it like normal, or whatever
     
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    allspoolin New Member

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    yeah i wouldent do a complete "break-in" run on it, just drive like a grandma for a few miles and see how everything is working, leaks ect. then drive it like smokey and the bandit:ph34r:
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    If the engine is completely stock and running the correct ECU for the engine, there's no reason to tun it no a dyno.
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    take it easy for the first week to make sure nothing ticks or leaks, ect. Then kick the shit out of it
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    why not save up and swap it when you can afford dyno time?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    hazzardboy95 Hon-daaaa

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    Thats what I did, I got a motor from hmotorsonline, it already had maybe 25,000 miles on it and after it went in I let it run for a while sorted out the issues and then started driving it like It like I use to drive it.
     
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