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Motor Finally Running In

Discussion in '206/246' started by 2dinos, May 26, 2020.

  1. 2dinos

    2dinos Formula 3

    Jan 13, 2007
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    How many miles until you notice the motor breaking in?

    I did the full resto back in '96 (And basically ongoing to this day hunting and pecking at little odds and ends in strive of elusive perfection.) I now have a whopping 3,7XXkm on it, and I now noticed, it really wants to rev, and pulls so much harder now. About time. I figure it still will get even better. I notice even compression when it starts. I love that. When I did the rebuild, I relied pretty heavily on Superformance and many specialty coating companies. Anti-friction & thermal barrier on piston skirts & crowns, DOW 9 & 17 on Mg parts, Jet Hot on headers. Yup, I did what I thought best back when I did it, and if I were to do it over, hopefully a good friend would set up an intervention and stop me. Seriously ~ ~ ~ no complaints on how it turned out.

    Time for another drive!
     
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  2. synchro

    synchro F1 Veteran

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    #2 synchro, May 26, 2020
    Last edited: May 26, 2020
    Congratulations on a great milestone!

    I'm with you for skirts and big end brgs

    Used Elliot Precision Coatings in North Carolina.
    https://www.hmelliottcoatings.com/
    They assured me my car would be able to turn both Right and Left afterwards
    (NASCAR joke, yeah it is that Elliot family)
    Also they used a photo of my pistons for their website splash



    BTW, have you noticed that Ferrari has started coating pistons on new cars


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  3. 2dinos

    2dinos Formula 3

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Thanks!! I did notice that. That coating is great 'cause it's pretty slippery on its own and holds oil well. I forgot who I used for the lubricious and thermal barrier coating? It was abut 20+ years ago. I recall how nice everything looked as it went together. The motor just keeps on making more power and I'm good with that. I gotta drive it wayy more.
     

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