Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
Re: Running in a GT
According to the Blueprint Mag,edition 4
they say that the high-tech,quad cam V8 engine has been purpose built by FPV's engineering team, a thorough running-in period is required during the first part of its life to maximise its performance and extend its longevity.Because the high performance internal parts of the engine have been specifically designed for the Boss 290,the engine needs a good work out to make sure these parts are bedded in properly.Avoid using any more than 4500rpm during the first 750 klm of travel and vary the engine speed.once you've passed the first 750klm slowly increase engine speeds up to 5500rpm and occasionally use full throttle when safe to do so.
Try and avoid leaving the engine at idle speeds for extended periods and ,at the other end of the spectrum,avoid full-throttle starts.
If you follow these guidelines it will allow the internal parts to bed in,which will increase performance and reduce the possibility of excessive oil consumption during the early phase of the engine life.they also say make sure that synthetic oils are used in the initial fill that are of the highest quality to give the ultimate lubrication and protection.
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