Ford- Fairmount/Zephyr 1978-1983 Repair Guide

Break-in Procedure


Start the engine, and allow it to run at low speed for a few minutes, while checking for leaks. Stop the engine, check the oil level, and fill as necessary. Restart the engine, and fill the cooling system to capacity. Check and adjust the ignition timing. Run the engine at low to medium speed (800-2,500 rpm) for approximately 1 / 2 hour, and retighten the cylinder head bolts. Road test the car, and check again for leaks.