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#10836512 - 05/11/15 06:44 PM Power Head break in?
Fish hunter 59 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
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Just seeing how many different theory's there are for breaking in a new power head? Thanks in advance!
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#10836605 - 05/11/15 07:29 PM Re: Power Head break in? [Re: Fish hunter 59]
skeetpiece Offline
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Registered: 04/22/08
Posts: 487
ideal at the ramp 1st time for 30-45 minutes….3-5 hours, 3,000 to 4,000 RPMs or less, open it up for 45 seconds every now and then

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#10836730 - 05/11/15 08:24 PM Re: Power Head break in? [Re: Fish hunter 59]
Longhorn Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 229
Loc: Mount Pleasant
I'd go with the manufacturer's recommendations on breaking in a new motor. Same thing really.

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#10836780 - 05/11/15 08:40 PM Re: Power Head break in? [Re: Fish hunter 59]
KB1953 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
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#10836847 - 05/11/15 08:59 PM Re: Power Head break in? [Re: Fish hunter 59]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7741
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Double oil and drive it like you stole it!!

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#10836849 - 05/11/15 08:59 PM Re: Power Head break in? [Re: Fish hunter 59]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Just kidding. Google the manufacturers recommendations.

Then drive it like you stole it!!

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#10836866 - 05/11/15 09:07 PM Re: Power Head break in? [Re: Fish hunter 59]
Der Vorsteher™ Online   shocked
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 20741
Loc: The 903
I was at plano marine and over heard the salemans tell a guy idle the first hour. He said then 1/4 throttle the next hour. 1/2 throttle the next 2 hours. 3/4 throttle next 2 hours and then full throttle for 45 seconds and back to nearly full throttle For the next 2 hours and then start pushing it a little more each time. He said anywhere from 10-12 hours breaking it in before letting her rip. Good excuse to go graph some areas at idle for a while.
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#10836925 - 05/11/15 09:26 PM Re: Power Head break in? [Re: Fish hunter 59]
Andrew Y'Barbo Online   content
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1111
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Depends on motor. 4strokw versus 2stroke rings are different. The make rings seat correctly the motor needs to be heated up then brought back down in temperature.

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#10837065 - 05/11/15 10:13 PM Re: Power Head break in? [Re: Fish hunter 59]
B.Hollingshead Online   content
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 1664
Loc: ft.worth
Mercury PRO XS is a hot break in and doesn't want you idleing more then 5min at one time 4000-5400 first hour
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