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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 09, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Engine break in

Hey was up i just got a new engine put n my 98 camaro an i heard the best way to break the engine in is to run it..is this true?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 09, 05:43 PM
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Re: Engine break in

If it is a late model roller lifter motor there is no special break-in procedure, just get in and drive.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 09, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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its a v6 3.8 im not to smart on the engine words n crap lol
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 09, 07:57 PM
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Change the oil after the first few miles, there's always some machining crap that won't come out when it's cleaned. Once you've done that, drive it like you intend to drive from now on. Personally, I like to take it a bit easy for the first few miles to make sure oil pressure, temp, etc. are stable and everything is working as it's supposed to. Then I like to drive it like I stole it. I build my own stuff, so I know exactly how it's assembled and machined.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 09, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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first few miles as n how many i know know whens it's safe to get on it
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 09, 08:31 PM
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first few miles as n how many i know know whens it's safe to get on it
Once you have gone thru a complete heat cycle and have no issues with oil pressure and temp..as posted above^..drop the oil and filter and refill.
A few laps around town will suffice..say 10 miles.
Moly rings with the correct 400 hone should seat on the starter motor alone..revving the engine with no load is not good.
The bottom end better be broken in on the first rotation..the rings can benefit with some cyl pressure..so do not be shy on the loud pedal after the break in oil and filter have been replaced.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 09, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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so when i pull it out the shop best thing to do is drive it how like i normally do i got a heavy foot lol..or should i take it easy imm change the oil after 500 miles
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 09, 08:51 PM
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I changed my oil at 0 miles after break in 2500 rpm for 30 minutes.In your case..10 miles around the block..drop the oil and filter and you are good to go with whatever throttle input you want to throw at the v6.What you are looking to do here is.. trap the assembly junk in the filter and remove it with an oil and filter change.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 09, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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The engine has been put in the car at the shop i talked to them ppl at the shop today n they told me its making a knocking sound...they let it run for about an hour but didnt put any power to it just let it sit while the car was on...im not sure if its a problem with the engine could it b doing this cause they didnt drive it?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 09, 07:13 PM
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they told me its making a knocking sound...

That doesn't sound good!.....What kind of a warranty did you get?
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who's engine, yours or theirs?
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 09, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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its a rebuilt 1 its a 2 year warranty..but i was thinking it was making a knockin noise cuz they just let it sit n didnt drive it around or anything cuz i hear those parts on the inside gotta get oiled up
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 09, 08:22 PM
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its a rebuilt 1 its a 2 year warranty..but i was thinking it was making a knockin noise cuz they just let it sit n didnt drive it around or anything cuz i hear those parts on the inside gotta get oiled up
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That will not make it knock.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 09, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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its ok thanks for the info guys there resending a new motor
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