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Deve #1116724 Sat Aug 01 2015 12:30 AM
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OK. Thank you!

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- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
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Shop Shark
Originally Posted by brokenhead
you need a steady flow of oil to the cam that can only be obtained by running the engine at 2000-2500 rpm gpt 25-30 minutes, or you will wipe out the cam. read the break in procedures of any cam manufacturer online. They give a step by step procedure

Maybe with hi-hp dual valve spring whumpa-whumpa motors... but stock/mildly warmed up.. no. Wiping a cam is just not a risk that most people need to worry about.. unless something is assembled wrong.

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whatever, that is the procedure. Given by every cam manufacturer out there. You may not ruin the cam completely, but it sure won't do it any good.

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Renaissance Man
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but unless you have built thousands of inline-six engines without properly breaking in the cam by insuring adequate lubrication at the lifters, you would better serve the driving public by keeping your opinion to yourself on this issue.
Every cam manufacturer, and engine builder recommends the 2,000 RPM for 20 minutes break-in procedure.
To prevent returns from irate customers whose cams are wiped from improper cam break-in procedure, I'll bet.

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The difference between a good break-in and just a start up is about 20 to 30 minutes and an extra $15 to $25 dollars. Its up the end user to decide if he or she wants to spend the extra time and money.


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