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Old 03-29-2004, 12:52 PM
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Default question about cen mt2 break in procedures?

Just got my cen mt2 and I started reading the owners manual about the break in procedure.

The manual says
1. check everything (radio, fuel, etc..)

2. next start the engine (not at full throttle)

3. "to properly break in your new engine simply drive your model around keepong the rpm's low", do this for about 3 tanks, and let cool between tanks.

4. then it talks about how to tune the engine.

5. mount the body and start to race!

My questions are:

When I first start the engine, do I need to make sure the piston is at the lowest point and how do I tell when it is at the lowest point?

Is there any other steps I need to do that cen doesn't mention.

Do I need air filter oil?
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Old 03-29-2004, 02:33 PM
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Default RE: question about cen mt2 break in procedures?

You air filter should be oiled properly before ever running the engine. You only clean and re-oil it as needed. You can keep the pison at its lowest point if you want, but its usually not a problem in small block motors. It will only make it easier on you and your motor, so you may as well do it.

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Default RE: question about cen mt2 break in procedures?

When you start the engine, you do not need to put it at the bottom of its stroke. It does help when you are breaking it in to put it at the bottom of the stroke when you stop the engine. That way when you cool the engine the sleeve is not cooling around the piston. This will in turn give you better compression over time. You may also want to let it sit and idle through a few tanks before you start driving it around. That way its on its way to being broken in when you start tuning it so its drivable. Good luck and let us know if you have more questions.
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