Running In A New / Rebuilt Engine
Tips for running in new or rebuilt engines.
- Don't run engine at too low revs.
- Don't expose engine to extreme load because the sealing effect of the piston rings is not optimum at this stage.
- Don't actuate cold start devices too long because this may lead to dilution of the lubricating film.
- Shift gears in time.
- Keep oil level between min. and max.
- First oil change after 500-1000 km.
- Check cooling system: cooling water level and V-belt tension.