Running in a recon bottom end
I've finally got my GTV back after a long and slightly bizarre stay at the garage, with a reconditioned short engine dropped in as it turned out my bearings had gone - I suspect the previous owner had been less than vigilant with the oil level.
The question I have is, as the "new" engine has new bearing shells etc, how long is the running-in period? The garage said something along the lines of "take it easy for a few miles," but I'm a cautious type and I was just wondering if there's a fixed figure. I've done about 100 miles now without going over 3,500rpm and obviously I want to see how the car feels when I give it some welly, but I'm not going to jeopardise the car (and my wallet) again unnecessarily.