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Another engine break in question

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10-31-2012 05:53:08

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Once I figure out this carb issue with the M I am going to begin to break it in. Janicolson gave me the break in process but with winter coming I might only get half the break in period done (10 hrs), can the rest wait until spring or should I just wait until spring to do it all in one shot? I'm storing it in my Mother in laws garage over the winter so i can continue to work on it but she lives in town and i live near the farm and running it on main roads during the winter would just be unsafe. Once spring comes and I bring it up to my house I can run it on the country backroads and up to the farm with a plow and such. Thanks for the advice, ~Anthony

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The Red

10-31-2012 14:06:36

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 Re: Another engine break in question in reply to BigTone, 10-31-2012 05:53:08  
Anthony get as many hours on it that you can before you store it for the winter. Just let it rip.

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David G

10-31-2012 12:52:22

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 Re: Another engine break in question in reply to BigTone, 10-31-2012 05:53:08  
I would not worry about it.

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10-31-2012 12:31:53

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 Re: Another engine break in question in reply to BigTone, 10-31-2012 05:53:08  
Hey Jim, what do you think? should I just leave it alone until spring?

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10-31-2012 21:18:02

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 Re: Another engine break in question in reply to BigTone, 10-31-2012 12:31:53  
The first few hours are flexible and variable with no full load, so running it around for at least an hour toodling about, and running the engine at various speeds for two or three hours is great. I would really not be concerned, it is just not best practice to do short periods of operation that do not get it warm enough to keep you from putting your hand on the block. It can take 5 or more periods of running it to get the 10 hours in, some now, and some in the spring is fine. Were it mine I would squirt a shot of engine oil in each spark plug hole when it is tucked into bed. Putting a hand ball, or super ball in the muffler also prevents some of the breathing that can cause rust in a humid climate. Jim

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10-31-2012 07:28:39

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 Re: Another engine break in question in reply to BigTone, 10-31-2012 05:53:08  
Do you happen to know how far a fraction you have to turn the long belt on a L59 belly mower to install it on a Farmall Super-A?

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10-31-2012 07:25:31

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 Re: Another engine break in question in reply to BigTone, 10-31-2012 05:53:08  
the thing is you want it up to operating temp and under a load. start with a lighter load and vary rpm. now with cold weather and just stop and starts is not the best thing. thats how the cyl's get glased and the rings then wont seat. you want it under full power to drive those rings into the cyl walls and seat them. driving on road in 5th gear and vary throttle rpm is one option, hills would be a benefit. biggest thing is once started is to have work for it.

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