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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 07, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a ZZ383 we are going to be installing soon. With the roller cam I was wondering if it will be ok to break the motor in on my Hooker super comp ceramic coated headers?? Thanks.
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Re: ceramic coated headers

that would be perfectly fine, although, there may be a little smoke, ceramic should be just fine.

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Thanks I been kinda worried about it.
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Re: ceramic coated headers

Just make sure you get the timing set right away, too many breakin problems are caused by retarded timing.





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Re: ceramic coated headers

Well , IF you had an extra set of used headers , I would use them for break in,,, Read the directions with headers, I think most cermanic vendors use caution when breaking in a motor with cermanic coated headers.

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Re: ceramic coated headers

No offense taken Don.
I knew about the caution, however I have never experienced any problems, then or later.

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Re: ceramic coated headers

I've always used the headers I will run, too. But I never get stuck in the drivers seat playing with the throttle trying to keep her running either. Get someone else to turn the key, you belong in the motor, where you can get her tweaked right asap.





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I once installed new coated hookers, then rebuilt my carb. Tuned it after the carb rebuild and was idling too lean, and the headers got too hot. Bye bye new headers, hello discoloration. That was spring 04. I'll send them back soon for a new coating (3-year guarantee). ;-)

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Re: ceramic coated headers

If you're running a roller cam there is very little to break-in so your headers will be fine. With a flat tappet cam (hyd or solid) you would need to run it for 20 minutes at 2,000 rpms. Not needed with a roller cam and the rings will seat shortly after you fire it up.

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Re: ceramic coated headers

Thanks a lot for all the info!!
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