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Do You Dip Your Big End in Oil?

Updated: Dec 3, 2021

No, I’m not getting too personal and I haven’t stepped over the line of political correctness, it’s a real question and one that is important to the performance of your karts.

So, do you soak your engine parts in oil before using them?

The manufacturers of many of Fastline’s internal engine parts apply a thin film of oil to the parts before packaging but shipping and storage will affect the amount that is on the product when it gets to you.

This is partly done for preventing rust during transport and storage but also for better initial performance after installation.

Therefore, its best practice to give these parts a good soak in 10W/40 (Honda’s grade of choice for the GX series) and let the oil get right in all those little nooks and cranies.

That way all parts are well lubricated before their first use which will reduce any friction or excess heat generated by dry parts.

The result, parts and engines last longer!

If you need any quality aftermarket engine parts or some good quality Rock Oil the give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to help you oil your Big End!

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