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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-13-2004, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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220SEb 1965 rebuilt engine break in time

Great forum and I have learned a lot here. I finally took the plunge and bought my own 220SEb, 1965 version. It has about 85,000 miles but a newly rebuilt engine.

Any special TLC I should followto it to break it in? Also, the car sat for two years before the rebuild (and before I bought it). Any things I should check out before driving regularly?

I pick up the car in a few days and will post photos then. Any suggestions on care and treatment will be most appreciated.
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RE: 220SEb 1965 rebuilt engine break in time

general common sense things.. check brakes (master cylinders, rubber lines, cylinders, etc) check fluid levels, check the brakes, check the brakes!..

If the engines been recently re-built, run it in for 1500-2000 miles. I would personally keep it under 2750rpm for 750miles and then under 3250 for the rest. Make sure it has some light weight oil in it (or running in oil) and change it (and the filter) at 750miles and again at 1500miles, when you can put proper oil in it. I would remove the oil pan and clean it out at this time also.

Hope this helps

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RE: 220SEb 1965 rebuilt engine break in time

And a MAGNETIC sump plug is a good idea.. gives you early warning of things ...

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