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  1. #1
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    Default New boat engine breaking-in

    I wanted to get some feedback about "breaking-in" my engine on a new Möbius LSV. I've heard from my dealer that you really don't have to "break-in" the new engine, bug I've heard from a few others that it is very important to "break-in" a new boat engine. Any comments or suggestions. It's our first new boat.
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    Default New boat engine breaking-in

    Just to be safe I'd follow the break in prescribed in the owners manual.

    I don't have any data to support either way.
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    Default New boat engine breaking-in

    I agree w/ Boone. Indmar & SC didn't take the time to write up the procedures just because they were bored or wanting to torture new owners for the first 10 hrs they have their new boat on the water. Maybe your dealer is just anxious to bill you some service hours?
    Drew
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    Default New boat engine breaking-in

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfeman131 View Post
    Maybe your dealer is just anxious to bill you some service hours?
    no way would that ever happen


    sent from my home phone
    Jason

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    Default New boat engine breaking-in

    Bad advice. If you want your piston rings to seat properly you must break in your engine properly.
    -Jake

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    Absolutely important to break in an engine. At least if you want to keep it a long time. Follow the manual.

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    follow the owners manuall, unless the dealer puts it in writing that they will warranty the engine for not following the manufactures procedures
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    Person was probably unfamiliar with the break in procedure. It's in the manual as other's have stated. It's not that big of deal to do it. Staying under a certain RPM for a certain number of hours. It goes by quickly. Use the time to learn the boat and enjoy it.
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    I recommend using the procedures laid out in the owner's manual.

    However, the rings have already seated and most of the break in has been done in the water test that the boat does at the factory.
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    Well Shane Stillman is of a different frame of mind, and while my Mojo only has 5 hours on it, hour 3 and 4 was while we surfed it in Cali with 2K+ ballast LOL.

    Its at 5 hours now so i dont know if i really need to finish the break in period or just run it like i plan to the rest of its life.
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