Originally Posted by Adjsut
I was told by the mechanic
selling this item that one should follow the manual for breaking the engine in.
I intend to follow the guidelines however I am wondering if this should be done in neutral or can I use the engine for propulsion
(in forward / reverse) while doing this?
Thanks for your help.
You put it in gear!
I mounted my new 2012 5HP 4 stroke
extra long shaft Mercury onto the bracket I had mounted on my Bristol 27 and used it when I moved it 75 miles to it's present location. (I sailed 98% of the way though)
Probably three fourths of the way thru the breakin period the motor
even popped out of the waves
when I was coming into port and the over-rev governor had to kickin several times. So it really was run at all RPMs (although I doubt overreving is a good idea for breakin) This was in May. I have used it a lot, but I still haven't quite run it the 20 hours yet for it's first maintenance
check. It's mainly used to get me in and out of my slip and the creek etc.
Btw, the motor
has been running fine...........