Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Just do what the book says, various RPM ranges up to about 4500. Don't drone along at fixed RPM if you can avoid it.
The Best thing you can do is full throttle, low RPM blasts up the longest hills you can find. If you can find a hill long enough, pull hard in 5th gear from about 2500 RPM up to 4500, let it cool down a little, and do it again, and again. I have hills around my home which are steep enough that I can hold full throttle for quite some time, and never go over 4500.
Ring seating needs high cylinder pressure to force the rings out against the cylinder walls, but you do not want high RPM which can cause glazing.
The WORST thing you can do is "baby" it with low throttle, slow accelerations. Get on it often, just don't over-rev it. Just remember that during the break in period, your two enemies are low throttle and high RPM.
Make sure you cange the oil at 600 miles, or even a little sooner. That gets any metal "swarf" from manufacturing out of the engine, along with the initially scrubbed off "high points" in the cylinder/piston interfaces.
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