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Break in VS. Tune?

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Old 09-19-2006, 04:15 PM
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Is this going to be ok with the break in on a base map?? In order to tune, obviously theyve got to let it rip and hit some red lines, but without breaking in the new pistons and rings, that will just lead to more problems. So, here is the method im going with:
METHOD 3: Ken Wood's (from Temple of VTEC's FAQ Section) Way

1. Use regular oil, not synthetic, during break-in.

2. When you first start it up, let it COMPLETELY warm up, not just kinda warm, all the way warm.

3. While it's still hot, check and see if the head needs to be
retorqued.

4. Check the timing again, as well as the valve adjustment.

5. Very slowly and using the lowest rpms as possbile get to about
65mph. Put the car in 4th gear. The coast, in neutral, to about 30.

6. Go from 30 to 65, in 4th gear about 20 times. This allows the rings
to seat, so do it right, and do it 20 times.

7. Drive EASY for about 150 miles. Change the oil. Still just the
regular oil.

8. Drive easy for another 150 miles. Change the oil again. Still just
the regular oil.

(I realize that steps 7 and 8 say the same thing. Do it twice)

9. Drive it kinda easy (no trips to redline) for another 1500 miles.

10. Change the oil again. Now you can use the expensive synthetics if
you want to.

11. After that, the motor is pretty much broken in, so "go run the dang
thing to see how fast it is!!!!".

So, am i going to run into any problems on a base map for these 1000+ miles??
 
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:32 PM
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shouldnt be a problem
 
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Old 09-19-2006, 06:48 PM
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what will my MPG look like?
 
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:30 PM
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Are you going to dyno tune?
 
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:37 PM
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Yeah, by one of the top guys in the southeast But, like i said, cant have him red lining it without the pistons being broken in, and just want to make sure its ok to run the car (obviously non boost) for 1000 miles with a basemap
 
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Old 09-19-2006, 11:03 PM
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I believe in hard break ins. Gets them rings seated nice and tight.
 
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Old 09-19-2006, 11:04 PM
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Here's an article on it: http://mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
 
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Old 09-19-2006, 11:48 PM
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my break in method

drive easy to the dyno
dyno tune

give her hell..........if the engine was assembled properly you wont have any problems. just like a brand new factory engine, they dont see any break in before being sold. and even when you give them hell they last for some time.
 
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Old 09-20-2006, 07:07 AM
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he can break it in on the dyno
 
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Old 09-20-2006, 08:17 AM
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you can tell them if you only want the car to a certain rpm... if they are a decent tuner they will totaly understand
 

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