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Old 04-09-2004, 11:24 AM
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Initial Break-In

76 Chev Pickup, 350/th350, 3:40's, ,mild cam, flat top pistons, stock heads, Q-jet, stock manifold...

After my first rebuild, a year ago, lost oil pressure.....read all posts regarding oil pressure. Pulled the engine, mains severely worn ( believe a bead got in there after blasting)

What I did this time was set her in, bolt up the trans, THEN I put oil and filter in, and primed it BEFORE hooking up the torque converter; then I found TDC, bolted on my accessories, cranked her up, ALL GOOD!

So I ran her about 25 minutes, (in the driveway) revved up to about 2000RPM a couple of times, brought up to temp, shut down.
Oil is still pretty and "piss colored". Changed the oil. Gonna go 100 miles and change again, then 500 miles/change.

Sound correct?

Hope she lasts longer than a year this time..........

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Old 04-09-2004, 11:32 AM
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It will probably be ok. Most cam makers recommend that you fire it and immediately go to 2000 rpm for no less than 30 minutes to ensure proper non-roller cam break in.

did you re-use the old cam? Rings? If so, you'll probably be ok.

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Old 04-09-2004, 06:18 PM
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piss colored oil??
i have never seen piss colored oil.
what does your diet consist of?
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