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rdubord

Registered: 04/13
Posts: 3
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What is your recommended break in procedure. I have seen the animal break in procedure, but would like to know your recommendation. I understand that there is a recommendation of 30wt non-synthetic, but what is the procedure?
Thank you,
Rich
BriggsRacing1

Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 188
Reply with quote  #2 

Rich, This is a cut-n-paste of our recommendations from a guide we are finalizing.  Let us know if you have any other question.

2.0 Break-in procedure

The importance of properly breaking in an engine is to allow heat stress from the manufacturing process to be relieved and for proper ring seating.

We do not recommend the use of synthetic oils for break-in as in rare cases the lubricity could prevent proper ring break-in.

After properly installing the engine:

·        Add 14 ounces of a high quality 30 weight automotive oil.  Only during break-in do we recommend the use of automotive oil.  Never at any point in the life of your engine do we recommend the use of ‘karting’ oils.  These products use base materials that have severe limitations and offer very limited protection over time.  

·        Assuming that you can break your engine in on the race track preceed to put 10 minutes of varying rpm on the engine.

o   You are not racing at this point and simply allowing a slow progression of increasing the rpm and range during break-in. 

·        After 10 minutes of slow track break-in shut off the engine allowing it to cool somewhat.

·        Repeat with another 10 minutes or so of varying rpm on the track.

·        At this point, with your engine shut off drain the oil while it is still warm.

o   Note your oil will be over 200 degrees and care must be taken.

o   The reason behind changing the oil while warn is an asperities from the break-in process will still be suspended in the oil. 

·        Again adding 14 ounces of oil repeat this cycle.

·        After 2 addition track sessions of slowly increasing the rpm and range, your oil should be changed out once again will warm.

·        At this point we recommend only the use of Briggs & Stratton 4T synthetic race oil custom blended by Amsoil.  Briggs 4T race oil has been engineered exclusively for the firing pressures, temperatures, and splash lube system of your engine. 

rdubord

Registered: 04/13
Posts: 3
Reply with quote  #3 
Great, thank you
FasterMotorsFasterMotors

Registered: 06/15/11
Posts: 51
Reply with quote  #4 
I really like the new procedure.
It puts a light load on the engine to seat the rings.
During your time in the pits letting the engine "cool somewhat" you can also check over the kart and engine to make sure something didn't come loose.
Motor mount 
seat
wheels 
header 
etc
[smile]

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RJKarting

Registered: 01/28
Posts: 4
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I am no expert, but I went to a Canadian Amsoil dealer, checked the specs together and the dealer and I came to the same conclusion as you. 10w 30 is the way to go according to the specs, the 4T and Dominator 10w 30 are almost the same. Based on that I will be running the Dominator 10w 30.
Hope you have a good season Neverlift.
FasterMotorsFasterMotors

Registered: 06/15/11
Posts: 51
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I ship parts to Canada all the time.
If you want the right oil (4T) i'll be happy to send it to you.

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briggsracing

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Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 49
Reply with quote  #7 
RJ,
    The base material matrix and additives package are NOT even close to being the same.  With that being said we would always recommend 4T because it was engineered specifically for a splash lube system, for long term stability at our heat ranges, and have the additional additives to prevent wear, rust, and maintain film strength with dilution from methanol and gasoline.
 
Dominator 10W-30 is an option in a 206 but we would always recommend 4T as we helped develop and test it over a year long process from the ground up and the results of doing that are night and day apart.  Performance, life, protection
NeverLiftRacing

Registered: 04/29/13
Posts: 8
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Then please put some pressure on Amsoil so that they will make it available in the Canadian market!!! [wink]

Right now we have to source it out of the US and the price is crazy expensive when you factor in the exchange rate, shipping and duty.
briggsracing

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Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 49
Reply with quote  #9 
NeverLift, We are working through it but it would mean a whole new bottle and label so it will take time.  To make it more cost effective given your situation I would tell you to run it twice as long.  We regularly do a complete race season in our dyno testing without ever changing it just to give you an idea of just how over the top good it is.  That wasn't an option for us before.
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