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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 16th, 19, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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New Clutch Break In

When I bought my car it came with a new clutch kit (Centerforce) and surfaced flywheel. The engine and trans were not in the car but were rebuilt. Any thoughts on things to check before going for a road test? and secondly hints on clutch break in procedures?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 16th, 19, 01:12 PM
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Re: New Clutch Break In

drive the car "normal" (read no high rpm clutch dumps) for 500 mi in mixed use (read not a 1 time 500 mi Hwy drive)

The clutch disc needs to "bed" with the PP & FW

1st time motor/trans in car always a good idea to bring up to operating temp, check for leaks (fuel, oils, coolant) during this time

I also use a IR temp gun to monitor exhaust manifold pipe/header to confirm all cyl are about the same temp. 3,5,4,6 exhaust temps are typically higher than the others
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Re: New Clutch Break In

Thanks SoCal,
When I ran my 350 on the dyno it looked like #3 was running hotter than the rest. It appeared to have an exhaust leak between the head and header flange, would that cause that cylinder to run hotter? What are some remedies if you have higher heat in the 3,4,5,6 cylinders?
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Thanks SoCal,
When I ran my 350 on the dyno it looked like #3 was running hotter than the rest. It appeared to have an exhaust leak between the head and header flange, would that cause that cylinder to run hotter? What are some remedies if you have higher heat in the 3,4,5,6 cylinders?
Not sure if the exhaust leak would cause that cyl, #3, to run hotter

SBC 3,5,4&6 are side by side ( not int/ex, int/ex,int/ex, int/ex) on exhaust side so the exhaust manifolds, in my experience, read higher temps. Nothing abnormal as the temps are not that much hotter on those exhaust manifolds. I don't think the cylinder temps themselves are much different in temps but given the middle 2 cylinders are "sandwiched" between the outside (1,2,7,8) they are "surrounded" vs the end cyl.so I assume the center cylinders would normally read slightly higher temps

My $.02 is if all plugs read the same than the tune and motor are good
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