Engine Break-In Procedure
Running the Break-In Procedure during the first 10 hours of operation will:
- Improve overall engine performance.
- Extend the life of your engine.
- Prevent excessive oil consumption.
The Engine Break-In Procedure
1. Preparing for Engine Break-In Procedure:
- Keep your engine in neutral.
- Start your engine.
- Run your engine for 5 minutes.
- Keep an eye on your Oil and Temperature gauges.
- Time your engine with a Timing Lamp to factory specifications.
- Continue running your engine for 45 minutes at 1500 rpm.
- Make sure your Oil and Temperature readings are OK.
- Note: this preparation can be done with your boat outside of the water. Make sure the water supply is hooked up correctly!
2. Engine Break-In Procedure: The 10 Hour Sea Trial
- Safely run the engine with the boat in the water.
- Shift into gear.
- Advance the throttle above 1500 rpm.
- Vary the throttle every 15 minutes.
- Do NOT exceed 3/4 throttle during the first 10 hours.
- Check your exhaust manifolds and risers for any water leakage.
- Check for oil leaks around your engine.
3. After the First 10 Hours:
- Change your Oil and Filter.
- Do NOT operate at full throttle until engine reaches normal operating temperatures.
- Take your engine to full throttle for 30 seconds.
- Take note of your full throttle rpm.
- We highly recommend operating your engine at 300 rpm under your full throttle rpm or less
- Running your motor at 300 rpm under full throttle rpm or less will help avoid damages due to improper fuel/air mixture.
- Avoid full throttle acceleration from IDLE speed.
- Remember to change your Oil and Filter after the first 10 hours of operation and every 30 hours thereafter.
Enjoy the Water!