1993 Chevrolet Silverado Chevy motor

Tiny
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  • 1993 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 2 MILES
Hi I had the motor replaced in my 1993 Chevy Silverado. It has 2 miles on the motor. Is their anything special that I need to do to break it in. What is the procedure to break in this new motor. Thanks.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 AT 2:47 PM

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Tiny
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Don't break it.

Are you seriously saying the shop that did the work for you or supplied the engine didn't give you break-in instructions?

Don't hop on it. Don't beat it to shreds. Drive carefully. Check the engine exterior and the oil level and condition every couple of days. Watch for leaks and the level going down. The exact length of the break-in process depends on how the engine was assembled. Growing up I heard everything from 150 miles up to 2500 miles. I will admit that I heard about 500 miles more than anything else.

https://www.2carpros.com/images/external/2014_chevrolet_silverado_det_lt_731131_600.jpg

Although this is for a newer model engine, the general idea is the same.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 AT 3:19 PM
Tiny
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Thank you I appreciate it. I will never take it back to this guy. He has had it 7 years at his shop. He lost the paperwork for it. After that he kept telling me he needed to have his account find the paperwork for it. I finally gave up on it. In August of this year I really needed it so I called him back and he did the same thing again I finally told him I would give him the amount that I remember and we finally came to terms and I got it. It would not start so I had to have another shop put a fuel pump in for me. I was told to change the oil since it was black from sitting and to change the antifreeze and transmission fluid which I did. I will never take it back and I told him that.
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Saturday, August 29th, 2015 AT 6:24 PM
Tiny
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So you took it to him 7 years ago to have work done and are just now getting it back? Do some research online, there's got to be some sort of legal recourse for you in your state.
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Sunday, August 30th, 2015 AT 7:28 AM

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