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Re: what i did... (archive)

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Posted by Bruce on December 26, 1998 at 20:56:58:

In Reply to: Re: what i did... posted by Alan T. on December 26, 1998 at 20:21:21:

: Why take an engine with only 1K to 1.5K to redline? All your torque is around 4Kr.p.m. anyway so what's the sense. I don't redline my engine that much but I waited until at least 3K. Miles before I came close. If you want an engine to last a long time, it's worth not beating it up too badly when it's new. You can still have a lot of fun without redlining it. Just my thoughts.

the car is broken in by 1240 miles, i just chose to take a bit longer to hit redline...the longer you wait to hit the higher rpms the more chance you have of making a "ridge" in the cylinder wall that could create problems when you do get to higher rpms

do what you want, this works for me


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