<VV> Zero Compression update 3 and engine brake in period question

Sam & Marissa Andolino mandolin@rochester.rr.com
Wed, 11 Aug 2004 18:25:20 -0400

Hi everyone,

I got another 180 head rebuilt.  The engine is completely rebuilt.  It has
new everything - pistons, moly rings, rods, cam, crank ,valves, lifters,
etc.  The question now is what is the proper way to brake in the engine?

The plan is to use non detergent 30w oil, changing the oil every 500 miles.
The suggestions that I have received is for the first 2000 to 2500 miles -
drive the car both city and highway, but try not to engage the turbo.  Is
this a proper course of action?

This is our first engine rebuild [and hopefully our last for now :-) ] and
any suggestions would be appreciated!

Sam & Marissa Andolino
1963 Red Monza Convertible
1966 Blue Corsa Turbo Coupe