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Breaking in new motor

My new motor is going in Thursday. Any suggestions on breaking it in. Have had some suggestions but curious about any ideas. Thanks Tate
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Alternate your RPM's as much as possible.Expect horrible mileage till about 10k miles.Don't run synthetic oil till 10k miles.Try not to tow for the 1st 500.Just drive it and have fun.

During my trucks early years I took the same above precautions on break-in and I am at 231k on my 2002 only leaks I have are the ones I created and the front seal is weeping or the front oil pan gasket or CPS oring haven't really investigated it yet.I run rotella 5-40 synthetic for the past 80k miles.

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Alternate your RPM's as much as possible.Expect horrible mileage till about 10k miles.Don't run synthetic oil till 10k miles.Try not to tow for the 1st 500.Just drive it and have fun.

During my trucks early years I took the same above precautions on break-in and I am at 231k on my 2002 only leaks I have are the ones I created and the front seal is weeping or the front oil pan gasket or CPS oring haven't really investigated it yet.I run rotella 5-40 synthetic for the past 80k miles.

Mike
This stuff will probably fix your weeping seals: www.auto-rx.com

Check the stuff out on Bobistheoilguy.com , you will find that it is good stuff and won't hurt your engine.

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