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Old 07-05-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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Clutch? I was rippin thru the gears......

I have about 200 miles on my car and I'm trying to break it in so this is what I did....

At as stop light, I ripped into it (no rubber), but when I got close to redline and was going to shift, it felt like the whole engine just stopped, or the clutch came loss. It kind freaked me out, but I was able to shift to second gear. I haven't had the problem again, but it was kinda weird....

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Old 07-05-2010, 01:02 PM   #2
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U hit red line, the motor pretty much shuts down when you hit it.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:02 PM   #3
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Revlimiter
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:04 PM   #4
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U hit red line, the motor pretty much shuts down when you hit it.
how bad is that when it happens? Can you disable that? or would that be stupid?

thanks a bunch
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:04 PM   #5
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Yes, revlimiter

You don't want to disable it. You've already proven out it's very useful nature, over-revving isn't just numbers on a gauge, there's a risk of damage

What makes you think tearing the guts out of it is the correct break-in procedure?
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:05 PM   #6
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yep....try hitting that on the track in eliminations...it sucks!!!
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:07 PM   #7
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Yes, revlimiter

What makes you think tearing the guts out of it is the correct break-in procedure?
All i can say is that I have done a lot of research and lot's of people have great results putting a load on the engine early. 6-10 load runs every other day etc...
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:09 PM   #8
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Break it in however u plan on driving it.... These motors are designed to take it!
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:10 PM   #9
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Your research is what lots of people say? Respectfully, why don't you pay attention to the suggestions of the people that designed and built the engine?
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:11 PM   #10
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Break it in however u plan on driving it.... These motors are designed to take it!

I have heard that nonsense for 20 years!
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:18 PM   #11
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I heard to break a engine in just as u would drive it day to day.

Ive seen motors pop both ways.

Luck of the draw and common sense IMO.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:25 PM   #12
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I have heard that nonsense for 20 years!
I've been doing this nonsense for 30 years in every car I have and with every engine I build and I've never lost an engine. Just do what works. If you want to drive it like granny then do it, just don't knock what others do that are time proven methods.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:39 PM   #13
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Your research is what lots of people say? Respectfully, why don't you pay attention to the suggestions of the people that designed and built the engine?
If you haven't seen this, check it out. This is how I made my decision...Got back to page 1.


http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...t=39955&page=5
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:40 PM   #14
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I've been doing this nonsense for 30 years in every car I have and with every engine I build and I've never lost an engine. Just do what works. If you want to drive it like granny then do it, just don't knock what others do that are time proven methods.
So you agree with me? thanks
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:43 PM   #15
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I hit the rev limiter coming through the traps trying not to shift 4th gear, it sucks
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:14 PM   #16
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If you haven't seen this, check it out. This is how I made my decision...

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Old 07-05-2010, 03:41 PM   #17
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This says it all:

“DISCLAIMER” Do not use the break in procedure below. Do not do hard acceleration runs and load your engine hard. You don't need this much power. I am not responsible for any damage, breakage or massive power increase caused by this crazy break in procedure. Just because every professional engine builder uses this procedure is no reason you should.

A known fact: Engine wear is prortional to the square of the RPM. Another words you get 4 times the engine wear for double the RPMs.
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:46 PM   #18
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This says it all:

“DISCLAIMER” Do not use the break in procedure below. Do not do hard acceleration runs and load your engine hard. You don't need this much power. I am not responsible for any damage, breakage or massive power increase caused by this crazy break in procedure. Just because every professional engine builder uses this procedure is no reason you should.

A known fact: Engine wear is prortional to the square of the RPM

Sarcasm? Come on man.....
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:16 PM   #19
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Your research is what lots of people say? Respectfully, why don't you pay attention to the suggestions of the people that designed and built the engine?

The Break in procedure in the owners manual was written by people from the warranty department, NOT by anybody that designs or builds high performance engines.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:25 PM   #20
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The Break in procedure in the owners manual was written by people from the warranty department, NOT by anybody that designs or builds high performance engines.
True that....
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:47 PM   #21
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Shouldn't be hitting the rev-limiter anyway, broken in or not. You're above the peak power RPM's and should be grabbing a higher gear to keep the engine in it's max power range.
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