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Hi Guys
Just wondering what is termed as (run in) when talking about the bedding in
period that an engine goes through when new.
How do people know how long it takes various engines to be run in and what
exactly happens.
If an engine is run in wrongly what happens to it.
Are new vehicles now a days run in before you buy them.
I have seen guys at the ports who load the ferries with the new cars really
ripping and they would be cold engines.
Is there a guide line like the bigger the engine the longer it takes and is
there a difference between petrol /diesel.
cheers
john92HDJ 80 1HDT
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John,
You don't say why you want to know. Back in the day you had to
run an engine in for a while to get the parts inside to wear to one
another, and to clean out the bores etc. Now it is not really needed,
if you have a new or re-built engine and you don't over-rev it or
strain it in too high a gear for 1,000 miles you are on the safe side.
Those are things that you should not be doing anyway though.
Regards,
Clive Marks
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Hi Clive
Just curious as usual, if I don't know and I want to know I ask.
cheers
john
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