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Break In Period
Check all normal vitals on startup, good oil pressure, no unusual sounds, no leaks, etc. Using a manual oil pressure gauge is highly recommended during first startup. You should see oil pressure almost instantly once engine is running. Bring engine up to 1800-2200 rpms immediately once you have oil pressure. Run for 1-2 minutes. Then shut off. Do not let idle for more than a few minutes before applying load to the engine, either by dyno, driving in hills, or towing a trailer. The more miles you can put on with a load, then better for the first 1000 miles.
Use a good quality oil such as Rotella, Delo, Valvoline Premium Blue, Etc as well as a good breakin oil additive with ZDDP for the first and second oil changes. We use the Lucas brand. It can be purchased at most common parts stores. First oil change should be done at 500 miles. Then go to normal schedule. We recommend not exceeding 5000 miles per service.
DO NOT USE SYNTHETIC OR SYNTHETIC BLEND OIL UNTIL AFTER SECOND OIL CHANGE!
DO NOT USE FRAM OIL FILTERS!
DO NOT LET ENGINE IDLE FOR MORE THAN 5 MINUTES DURING THE FIRST 1000 MILES!