Engine Maintenance for Performance Engines, Light Duty Truck Engines and More

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While you drive your vehicle every day, how often do you make an effort to maintain and keep up with your engine for proper engine functionality and extended life? A number of aspects including improper conditioning, failure to change critical engine fluids, and basic driving abnormalities can wear an engine quickly and cause engine damage.

Engines are an expensive part of any vehicle, from light duty truck engines, to performance engines and everything in between; make sure you are protecting your Marshall Engine-or any other engine-from damage and preventing costly repairs.


Be patient during the first few months of owning your vehicle or during the first few months after you have installed a remanufactured engine, such as an engine from Marshall Engines. While you might be tempted to put the petal to the metal and see how fast she can go, not letting your engine break-in properly can cause severe damage in the long run and increase your chances of engine failure and significant engine damage.

Here are some tips about why you should remain patient during your break-in period of owning a new vehicle or newly installed remanufactured engine-which is generally about the first 1,000 miles or 1,600 kilometers.

1. Keep your speed under 55 mph or 88 kpm or the suggested speed as recommended by your car's manufacturer. You can find the manufacturer's recommended speed in your owner's manual, in the information packet included with your remanufactured engine or by searching online.

2. Try not to idle too long. Idling causes oil to build up and pressurize, which can cause the engine to not circulate the oil properly, leading to engine damage. Idling is not good for any engine, much less a new or remanufactured engine, so keep idling to a minimum throughout the life of your vehicle.

3. Accelerate with care. Speedy accelerations add additional wear on your engine. Keep your accelerations from light to medium and keep your rpms below 3,000 for the first few hours of driving.

4. Do not overload the drive train. Towing trailers, loading the roof rack, and piling extremely heavy items in the truck place strain on the drive train and can cause damage. If you need to tow something, consider having a friend do the job or rent a truck for a few hours. A damaged drive train can cost a lot of money, so make sure you do not overload it.

Keep in mind: If you have purchased a remanufactured engine, make sure that you check up on the reviews to make sure they company is handling their customers properly-check out Marshall Engine reviews and consider whether previous customers have valid Marshall Engine complaints. Also, keep in mind that many happy customers do not find the need to speak up about their experience, while angry customers speak loudly and often.

New engines, performance engines, remanufactured engines, light duty truck engines and other engines are gentle giants and without proper care, you can damage them. Engine damage and engine failure can be costly and time consuming to fix. To ensure that you will not have to replace or repair your new or remanufactured engine, make sure you are taking care of your engine during the break-in period.

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