Originally Posted by Mlebout
Is it a good idea to seat the rings on the Pentastar? Strong acceleration, every now and then during break in? If so, what would be the proper method with this engine?
I just read your link to the "MOTOMAN" and I agree with his method 100% all the way. He makes a great point about sport bikes and how they tend to run great with fewer issues due to the fact that most owners can not resist the urge to run them hard... Stick with that theory and your engine will ALWAYS run better than somone who took the soft touch approach.
Originally Posted by CrazyJ
Please disregard generalities like this. BMW for example mentions in my 335i manual to take it easy on the engine for the first 1200 miles (decent link
). I think they know a little more about engines than a guy AIR_RAM on an internet forum.
I don't know about the Pentastar, but unless they mention it in the owners manual, I would drive as normal. Likely they've already done all the breaking in that the engine needs.
LOL... or you could do some research on your own and LEARN how to brake in a brand new engine... because its CLEAR you have never done so... Baised on your vage answer to just read the owners manual.
I am by no means an authority on this but in my experience I've seen and have learned the hard way with the "BABY IT" theory you seem to be pressing. Fact is, if you brake in a new engine with your BABY IT theory, the rings will never seat well and it will burn oil until you remove the pistons, re-hone the cylinders and then re-ring the pistons... then you get to try it all over again. <---- Been there done that! My theory in a nut shell is to just Run it hard, let it cool, Run it hard, let it cool and run it harder, let it cool.... The more cooling cycles between running it hard the greater it will run over its lifetime.
Bottom line... those who drive there vehicles harder early on have better running engines that burn less oil and make more power. So dont take my word... RESEARCH... the aswers are a click away and they are very unlikely to be found in your owners manual.
The owners manual is a great tool... but its written for the masses... and it can NOT advocate driving fast/hard... Most all engines built by the factory have already run the engines at WOT during brake in... so new vehicles will arrive with the rings already seated sufficiently... BUT you can do more good by your engine by running it hard... This is not only my theory but the theory of most engine builders.
SPEED SAFE, NICK