04-08-2012, 05:18 AM #1
How do I break in a new engine for a 2002 Seadoo GTX DI?
I picked this ski up last fall and it's been a work in progress.... Well now it looks like the journey has come to a close and It's time to fire her up! I did a complete bottom end rebuild with a new crank and top end with new pistons, rings, head and had the cylinders rebored to fit. The other day I finally completed the rebuild by reinstalling the new engine and syphonning the old gas. To help with the break in process, I placed 3 oz of oil in both crank resevoirs. My questinon is are there any special precautions that I should take while breaking in the engine? Would it be ok to do the intial startup on a garden hose or do I have to take it on the water?
04-09-2012, 09:36 AM #2
there has always been controversy on breaking in a new engine..
some say nice and easy, varying the rpms..
some say ride it like you stole it..
all agree not to stay at any one rpm for any long period of time..
all agree on not staying WOT for more than a few seconds..
04-09-2012, 11:47 PM #3
Thanks for the reply! The beast is alive! I ran it on the house for a little but am just gonna wait until it gets a little warmer to take it on the water and break it in following your advice.
04-10-2012, 01:16 PM #4
Please remember to bleed to oil injection system. I use to let it iddle and advance the oil pump by hand until i see smoke coming out the exhaust.Also watching the air bubles on the clear oil lines until they are completly full. This will charge the engine with extra oil but will not harm it.
Hope this helps .
04-11-2012, 12:30 AM #5
Thanks I pre-primed the oil pump and lines before reinstalling the engine.
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