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  • #31
    Hey Tush,
    I finally watched both videos this afternoon. Well done! It looks like you are going to have a beautiful car when it’s finished.
    One question though: after the cam break-in, is it necessary to change the oil or do you wait until you’ve put a few hundred miles on it?
    Regards, C74

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Charlie(74) View Post
      Hey Tush,
      I finally watched both videos this afternoon. Well done! It looks like you are going to have a beautiful car when it’s finished.
      One question though: after the cam break-in, is it necessary to change the oil or do you wait until you’ve put a few hundred miles on it?
      Regards, C74
      I think some guys will change their oil right away....some others will run for 500 miles and dump it....maybe some others will jump in here with recommendations.

      Cheers,
      Tush

      81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8, 1973 Ford Capri
      73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
      62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
      60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO
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      • #33
        I think the big thing is examining the oil/filter for metal bits. Cut the filter open if using a spin on
        So much rust, so little time

        64 TR4 Overdrive Surrey
        67 GT6 Mk1
        68 TR250 Soon to have Overdrive & Surrey
        71 TR6 Hardtop Soon to have OD
        81 TR8 Injected Automatic...the LAST Automatic

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        • #34
          Oil is cheap. Drain it right after cam break-in, inspect it in drain pan (run a magnet through it), dump it and filter. Then do the same after 500 miles. So you spend $75 in oil.
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          • #35
            Whatever you do, I think it's a good idea to keep some sort of 'break-in oil' in the engine until the 500 mile oil change.
            Driving a 1973 TR6
            Doing ZS carb repairs
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            • #36
              One more thing, I like to seat the rings by accelerating (load) and decelerating (unload). In the good old days I would find a hill to perform on. I have no feel for the duration of each, it has been a long time since I have done this, but I did it with the rebuilt TR6 engine maybe 18 years ago now and all my earlier rebuilts, including my race engines.
              Last edited by TRick6; 01-25-2021, 07:40 PM.
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              • #37
                Ok. Good advice, I’ll dump the oil and replace it with fresh break in oil...I’ll have a look for any metal in the drained oil and will pull the filter apart for good measure. I’ll do this before the next start up that will take a little while from now....
                Cheers, Tush
                81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8, 1973 Ford Capri
                73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
                62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
                60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO
                https://www.youtube.com/user/cheftush

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