Join Date: Jul 2011
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Hello PS enthusiasts!
I have a fairly simple question to ask but don't know if it is necessary or not. I am currently rebuilding my 96 7.3L with 257K miles from a failed piston, #5, which came apart in one of the ring grooves w/o breaking any rings. Luckily, I caught it before it scored the cylinder. I have bored the block 0.020 over, replacing all pistons, rings, main and rod bearings, polished the crankshaft, new seals all around, new reman heads from Ford (old ones had bad carbon pits on the exhaust valves), new oil pump (low pressure), and new injectors from Pensacola Diesel. I am not sure whether I need to follow a break-in procedure for the motor or not? Also, what would be a typical break-in procedure if I do need to follow one?
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
96' F-250 4X4 Supercab 7.3L stock on 37x12.50 goodyear wrangler mt military tires, 5 spd, 4" straight piped, 6" suspension lift, Dana 60 conversion, 4.10 gears, custom bumpers, 12000 lbs. Badlands winch
Last edited by sumter_f-250; 03-24-2014 at 09:26 PM.