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ProTour X9
04-01-2007, 04:23 PM
Are there any rules about filling the ballasts or using the cruise during the break in period? I've seen the wake at 34, I wanna see if it can get any bigger:rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;) ;)

06' X-2 R8R H8R
04-01-2007, 04:25 PM
Fill em up!!!!!

ProTour X9
04-01-2007, 04:26 PM
I hope you're sure, and thanks for the quick response, not that I needed one.

06' X-2 R8R H8R
04-01-2007, 04:28 PM
Dont use the cruise control tho

06' X-2 R8R H8R
04-01-2007, 04:29 PM
not suppose to keep it at a set throtle speed for a long period of time

ProTour X9
04-01-2007, 04:30 PM
Uhhhh oooops:o :o
No wonder it didn't work, why?

ProTour X9
04-01-2007, 04:30 PM
Oh thats all

ProTour X9
04-01-2007, 04:31 PM
Don't worry, we couldn't figure it out after being lectured at for 3 times now.

06' X-2 R8R H8R
04-01-2007, 04:33 PM
There is a shut off valve to fill the ballast in the rear compart of the motor that you need to make sure that it is open to fill them, other wise you will burn the impellers in the pumps

ProTour X9
04-01-2007, 04:39 PM
Is there a difference for the use of the center and rear ballast?

Engine Nut
04-01-2007, 05:21 PM
Are there any rules about filling the ballasts or using the cruise during the break in period? I've seen the wake at 34, I wanna see if it can get any bigger:rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;) ;)

I would be a lot happier if you didn't fill the ballast tanks or pull heavy loads for the first 10 hours. You need to give the moving components in the engine a little time to "get to know each other". You should also try to vary the RPM and not keep it at one speed for very long.

Engine Nut

ProTour X9
04-01-2007, 05:24 PM
You know what, I think you're right, by the way is the MCX a GM Vortec?

Engine Nut
04-01-2007, 05:40 PM
You know what, I think you're right, by the way is the MCX a GM Vortec?

All GM 5.7L engines have been Vortec engines since 1996 or 97.

Engine Nut

ProTour X9
04-01-2007, 06:15 PM
Thank you for not being too smart :D

BrianM
04-01-2007, 06:35 PM
All GM 5.7L engines have been Vortec engines since 1996 or 97.

Engine Nut

Are you sure about that? I thought '98 was the first year of the Vortec heads. At least in an MC. Pretty sure my '97 is not. Thought that is why the TBI went from 275hp in '97 to 310hp in '98.