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    Lightbulb Alto Engine Overhaul

    Dear PW Members,

    Car: Alto VXR 2004

    I need guidance with regards to breaking-in my car's newly overhauled engine.

    My mechanic's instructions:
    • Upper limit 40 km/h.
    • Do not let your car rev high in any gear, 1st gear to begin movement, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in relative quick succession, but not to let the speedo go beyond 40.
    • 1st oil change after 1000 kms.
    • Then after regularly after 3k-5k kms.
    • Keep an eye on your temp and oil check light if it shows up stop the car and check oil and water level immediately.


    On the other hand, a little bit of googling has revealed another perspective altogether. Basically one that says all that is mentioned above is crap and you should push your engine to its fullest to ensure that it gives you the maximum.

    Im really confused....the cost of this engine overhaul has sent my finances reeling and i cant afford any mistakes whatsoever.....any help, tips, guidance will be greatly appreciated.

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    Talha


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    Dear Tallah, Mechanic advice rightly, because newly overhauled engine become overheat if drive at high speed. Initial slow running is to make sure smoothness of all newly inserted parts. So the main concern is Overheating. you can drive at normal speed like 80km/h if engine temperature remains normal.

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    @Ishtiaq778 thanks...on the same note i do feel that my engine is not as powerful as it used to be anymore (before it ran into trouble), does engine performance improve after initial break-in period?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TalhaFazal View Post
    @Ishtiaq778 thanks...on the same note i do feel that my engine is not as powerful as it used to be anymore (before it ran into trouble), does engine performance improve after initial break-in period?
    Did you replace the Clutch plates or only engine ( Ring piston etc) is overhauled? if your job is done by a sensible mechanic, then yes by time you will gain power back Insha Allah, When tappets will be adjusted. u ll feed improvement

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    The clutch/pressure plate set was replaced as well....
    and I seriously hope so too....thanks for the hope man

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    once the car completes 1000 kms, the mechanic with tighten the head n tappets which will improve fuel economy and power.
    Whenever a bird shits on my car, I eat a plate of scrambled eggs on my front porch just to let them know what I'm capable of...

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    Friend whats your mechanic name location and if possible can you share the costing, hope it will help all of us. Also did you purchase parts and give labour to your machanic or mechanic did every thing? kindly share

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    @essanifaizan i will share the complete costing in a bit...complete with all the details.

    The mechnic's name is Saleem. He has a shop by the name of Nadeem Motors, right next to cafe pyala (you cant miss it). Usually deals with a reference only.

    I asked the mech for the required list of parts and used that list for cross checking with multiple vendors in different locations.

    Talha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishtiaq778 View Post
    Dear Tallah, Mechanic advice rightly, because newly overhauled engine become overheat if drive at high speed. Initial slow running is to make sure smoothness of all newly inserted parts. So the main concern is Overheating. you can drive at normal speed like 80km/h if engine temperature remains normal.
    It's an engine, not a baby. If it overheats get to the core of the problem. A new engine should not over heat. I don't know the complete details, but the right procedure for run in is to do 7-8 redline runs in 2nd gear, accelerating and decelerating the car. Let @Xulfiqar chime in.

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    please share all info about overhauling your alto engine...b/c i seriously need this and also share price of parts and labour and result also....and from where u buy parts ? (owner of Alto 2002 dec weak engine and need overhauling after sometime and also leaving near at cafe piyala ..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by supraman2jz View Post
    It's an engine, not a baby. If it overheats get to the core of the problem. A new engine should not over heat. I don't know the complete details, but the right procedure for run in is to do 7-8 redline runs in 2nd gear, accelerating and decelerating the car. Let @Xulfiqar chime in.
    you may know better

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    @Xulfiqar if you can please guide as to what the right breaking in procedure should be...ill be grateful

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    is cooling system of your vehicle been serviced well - radiator cleaning, thermostat valve in place, cooling fans running on automatic, last but not least Is coolant used instead of tap water in the system??

    I can share the PW link for engine break-in but that's for a 1500 CC car with automatic transmission, and i wish not to hurt your car. Please send a msg to ser_gtr / spectra in the meanwhile, Xulfiqar's reply is most likely to appear after 10 pm PK time due to time difference
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    @capsat yes the radiator has been serviced and coolant is being used instead of tap water.

    Hmm...i agree...the engine break-in procedure for a different sized engine and that too with an auto tranny might not be relevant here....

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