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    engine rebuild

    I purchased a 84 SVO with 80k miles. It developed a knock once it warmed up. I decided to have a friend pull the motor and send it too a machinist and he took the engine apart and checked everything and he didn't find anything obvious causing the noise. He thought maybe carbon ? He did find some scoring on the front side of the #1 piston skirt, which he said was common with these engines. He has done several of the ford 2.3T engines.
    Im having him hone the cylinders, new rings, polish the crank, new rod and main bearings and go through the head. Also having a exedy clutch installed. Im hoping to have the car back in about a week.

    Whats the best way to break in these engines ? everyone has there own opinion, I figured id ask the experts. Im gonna run regular oil in it for the first couple hundred miles, then change to synthetic. Im not planning on driving it a bunch, probably none in the winter months.
    84' SVO

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    SVO's: 86-1C & 86-1E
    typical break in---
    keep boost low -- 1000-1200 miles. Vary RPMs
    after that, let her rip
    Eric C
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVOeric View Post
    typical break in---
    keep boost low -- 1000-1200 miles. Vary RPMs
    after that, let her rip
    Got it thanks Eric
    84' SVO

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