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Old 11-15-2019, 05:30 AM   #83
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Member#: 78728
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Jim Chunk, PA
04 STi


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:

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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