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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-05-2010, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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question on starting bbk?

why does the instructions state that i better not let the motor idle after starting it?>
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Most likely because you don't get very good coolant flow on the Teryx at idle and it will heat up very quick.
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If you are just now starting it for the first time, you can run it briefly, but that pertains primarily to break in. I would guess that it's tied as much to breaking in the cams & seating the rings properly, which probably needs to be done at moderate, normal operating rpm moved up and down some. Not held at a constant idle. I'm sure that there are more technical reasons, but this is what I've always been taught on car engines.

FYI, I don't know what you are using for an oil to break in with, but from what I know on cars now, all of the cam manufactures warn against using your typical motor oils for break in. There are now addititives and such that will result in a flat cam very very quickly on automotive engines that are assembled with brand new cams and standard motor oils.
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just regualr kawasaki oil 10 40....will that be suffiecient?
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I'm not knowledgeable enough to tell you what will work. I only know it has to do with the addititives and it's primarily applicable to breaking in.

I run diesel oil as I've been instructed in the past (rotella 15/40) but that's not to say it's the best. Just what I've been told. I know it's a good oil that doesn't have the additives and I always have plenty of it for our equipment & truck. I know it holds up better in some of small mowing equipment as well.

My guess is that the kawi oil would be fine, but you might ask an engine builder or maybe webcam.
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I run diesel oil as I've been instructed in the past (rotella 15/40) but that's not to say it's the best. Just what I've been told. I know it's a good oil that doesn't have the additives and I always have plenty of it for our equipment & truck. I know it holds up better in some of small mowing equipment as well.
I use the Rotella for cam break in for that reason. I can't remember, but believe it's something they have taken out of most conventional oils that may cause problems.

Don't let the motor idle while breaking in new cams. Mickey's opinion may differ, but 2000 rpm for 20 minutes should be fine.

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