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Offline Jen

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Glazing the bores ?
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:00:42 PM »
Have been reading all posts on running in the engine .  One answer on another owners group said if you didn't drive it hard you risked glazing the bores . Does anyone know about this ? I am not technical but it sounds painful !

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Re: Glazing the bores ?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 09:25:50 PM »
Have been reading all posts on running in the engine .  One answer on another owners group said if you didn't drive it hard you risked glazing the bores . Does anyone know about this ? I am not technical but it sounds painful !

I'm not technical either Jen, but your right glazing the bores does  sound painful😃😃, as for running mine in, I'm just driving it normally, sometimes quickly, sometimes steadily, seems to be doing fine so far.☺

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Re: Glazing the bores ?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 10:30:24 AM »
Just let the car warm up properly and don't thrash it from cold. I covered about 500 miles in mine before giving it any big beans.

Keep an eye on the oil level too. Apart from that I have had no problems running in the 3 Abarths I have owned to date.
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Re: Glazing the bores ?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 11:46:12 AM »
I`m in agreement with Noddyrocket, warm it up and then enjoy the drive.
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Re: Glazing the bores ?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 02:56:58 PM »
I couldn’t even imagine how glazing your bores would feel like and it doesn’t sound like much fun either  ;D

From memory i read something about glazing bores and it was predominantly about the engine running at low to middle rpm for a long sustained period rather than varying the rpm using the whole rev range. Maybe i have lost something there in translation and an expert on the subject can put me straight.

I would agree to just make sure its warmed up before going turbo and enjoy the ride, but i would also let the car idle for 30 seconds or so before switching off.

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Re: Glazing the bores ?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 07:03:19 PM »
Hi Guys , thanks for replies , you have all made total sense . 
Loving my Abarth  and may all our bores remain unglazed    !!!