I am going to start my engine for the first time tommarow. just wanted to know what you guys would advise that i should do for the break in.
Its not for rings, But matching the flat tappet lifters to the camshaft.Help me understand the 2000 RPM for 20 minutes "thing," please.
How does that help break in an engine and seat the rings?
I'm about to run my newly rebuilt engine for the first time also.
When I have rebuilt or even re-ringed my aircraft engines in the past,
the initial run-in was at full throttle, in-flight, working it hard, to get the rings to seat.
If you didn't do it this way, you would always suffer from high oil consumption.
Of course they were air cooled and this is an apples-to-oranges comparison.