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Rebuilt 5L 308 Run in period?

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Hey guys,

Just had my engine rebuilt.

Ive done 3000k with n oil change done at 1000k. My engine reconditioner couldnt tell me an exact time ???? so how long till shes all run in and i can use it like it should be used??

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Allan
 

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should have dropped the oil a bit earlier than 1000 400 is best but anyways do another change with new filter and itll be right 2000-3000klm the motor is run in
 
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3000 jesus its the most run in engine ive heard of slap a new filter and oil in it and go hard
 

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Motor rebiuld

Hey, thanks for that, I thought it should be run in.
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i have always stuck to one method thats is set the idle around 1700-1900rpm ad let it run for 15 mins (only if you have had a new cam and lifters etc) then after that just drive around loading up the car in 4th gear for about 30 mins to bed in the rings and there ya go all done
 

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exactly^^^^^
 

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rebuilt engines arent at them opitmum till after about 2-3000klms sure you can bed the rings in quick and i never said 2-3000ks is a run in period i said it'd be run in in 2-3000k's but i wouldnt go thrashing it it till id atleast put a couple of thousand on the clock
 
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i have always stuck to one method thats is set the idle around 1700-1900rpm ad let it run for 15 mins (only if you have had a new cam and lifters etc) then after that just drive around loading up the car in 4th gear for about 30 mins to bed in the rings and there ya go all done
thats what i use to with old school v8s i never had an issue but i cant say about later model v8s id say feel it out if it seems to be nice and smooth slowly notch up the revs your willing to give it all engines are different !
 
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