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Breaking in a Race Engine

Postby gla924sem » Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:11 pm

Am in the process of rebuilding my 914 Type IV race engine
When breaking in a street engine.......I would drive it at various rpm limits for around a 1000 miles........change oil and filter......good to go
Rather hard with a race engine

How do you guys break in a new race engine?..............don't have an engine dyno at my disposal
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Re: Breaking in a Race Engine

Postby 924RACR » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:08 am

It's been a while, but I've pretty much run it as normal, no real special steps - dino oil of course, not synthetic, naturally... and change oil and filter after the first day or weekend or whatever. I broke mine in on Valvoline VR1, but have heard great things about the Brad Penn break-in oil - which you can get from Dan Beckett, for one option...

Ironically, still getting around to getting my Turbo running well enough to break IT in... but street motor there, all stock...

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