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Happy New Year and good day to all treppers out there!! This is my first post in a while, I have some tech questions to put out to the community. I'm in the last stages of a 3.2 rebuild I started a few months ago (project got stretched out cuz of lack of funding, you know the routine). Anyhow, does anyone have a good break-in procedure I can follow when I go to start this engine for the first time (hopefully sometime around the end of this month)? Also, has anyone tried the E3 diamond-fire plugs, and if so, are they worth the money? Is there a special break-in oil I should use, or is a good name-brand like Castrol, Pennzoil, etc., acceptable? Thanks for any and all responses.
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IMO, stick with the NGK Platinum plugs specified for the 3.5 engines or the OEM Champions. Oil, I'd go with a good dino oil and quality filter. Before the first start-up, make sure your battery is fully charged, the plugs are out of the heads, the ASD and Fuel Pump relays are pulled and then crank the engine over for about half a minute or a bit more to make sure the oil pump is fully primed and oil has gotten to all parts of the engine. Then, install the plugs abd the coils along with the ASD and Pump relays before turning it over for the first startup.

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+1 - Applying full throttle via the peddle and cranking will yield the same result. Do it a good 30 or so seconds or in bursts, than start it up.
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+1 - Applying full throttle via the peddle and cranking will yield the same result. Do it a good 30 or so seconds or in bursts, than start it up.
Having the plugs out until oil gets circulated unloads the pistons, rods, and crank bearings from compression forces. Also the starter can spin it a little faster for better pumping.
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Forgot to consider that!
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Run conventional oil only for the break in time, run 500 miles do not get on it and don't go over 55 M.P.H. change the oil and filter. Now do short bursts from 20-30 MPH to 55-60 and let off and coast to 20-30 and repeat 10-15 times this will seat your rings change oil at 1500 miles now drive normally and then change agin at 3000 with what ever oil you want!
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