AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Re: running in
I think the key is keeping the engine on light loads to start with and varying the load and increasing the revs as the miles go on.
I normally keep to 3000 rpm for the first 500 miles, then go to 4000 for the next 500. After 1000 miles of that fairly gentle and mixed use I'll take it over 4000 for a few seconds at a time under light load (on a downhill gradient etc.) and just "feel" how it's getting on.
I'd avoid full-throttle or low rev/big throttle openings at all times but don't just get on the motorway and rack up the miles at the same speed and throttle opening/load.
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