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new ring break in?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by electron_si, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. electron_si

    electron_si New Member

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    I seized an oil ring on my number three cylinder (b16a2). i took it back to the place i bough it and they put all new rings in at no cost.(after lots of bitching)

    do i need to follow a break in procedure like i would a new motor to make sure my rings seat correctly. the cycliners werent milled and they still have the same pistons so i wasnt sure. also, is it ok to switch to mobil one after my break in

    thanks for the help
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    You can drive it easy for 500 miles and then romp on it, or you can follow some people's recommendations to just beat on it as soon as you get it. Just drive normally without revving to kingdom come for a few hundred miles and you'll be fine.

    Switching to Mobil1 synthetic is always a good idea. Do make sure it's after your break-in is over.
     
  3. tunedhonda-ata

    tunedhonda-ata im turbo bitch!!!!

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    if you break it in slow it will be slow, if you run hard after letting it idle for about 30 mins. and fucking go out and run it hard it , it will screen everytime...

    just from my past this is what i do
     
  4. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    yup... id run it hard :)
     
  5. 10sec.hatch

    10sec.hatch Junior Member

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    i broke mine in on the dyno right after starting it up letting it idle at 3000 rpms for 15 min. changed the oil and made full power passes right after that
     
  6. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    This is the method I used and my motor was still running strong when I sold the car 3 years (25000 miles) later.
     
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