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Old 11-15-2019, 06:30 AM   #82
Dash_Martino
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Member#: 78728
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Jim Chunk, PA
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04 STi
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Originally Posted by anirban0 View Post
So glad to hear that! my engine bay will look exactly like yours except for the brand new alternator which I was wondering why did you get a new alternator? My rallyspec block is back so I am about to put my heads back on cant wait to get to where you are. I have questions about your driving style for your break-in, seems like your break in was perfect due to no oil loss.
I got a new alternator just because the car was running on the original alternator and figured for around $130 bucks it wasn't a bad idea to replace. I'm pretty sure this is the one I picked up:
https://www.maniacelectricmotors.com/11058.html

As for my break in, I kept it under about 4.5K RPMs. I never went wide open throttle but I'd do a little accelerating here and there, careful not to go overboard on the boost. Everything I read said that engine braking is a good way to seal the rings, and so far that seems to be true. Lots of hills in my area so I can easily do that. It seems if you make the motor work hard without going overboard you get a good break in,
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