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  • What is the best way to break in the 350 Pipe Pro with the Mitsubishi engine?

    What is the best way to break in the 350 Pipe Pro with the Mitsubishi engine?
    Should I keep it on high idle?

  • #2
    I am assuming that you bought this machine brand new. You will find the recommended run-in procedure in your owners manual. It is typically done with a load bank or resistance grid. you can't just idle the motor, you have to put it under load between 2-4 hours, usually it is what the machine is rated at,(20V).
    Last edited by jpence38; 03-25-2012, 12:47 PM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Paul S View Post
      What is the best way to break in the 350 Pipe Pro with the Mitsubishi engine?
      Should I keep it on high idle?
      I'm looking forward to hear how it welds and runs for you Paul.

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      • #4
        high idle will F--k it, best to get alota scrap and go at it with 1/4 " rod, or gouging.

        Best bet would be to take it to a repair shop and have them step load it for 3 hrs or so

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        • #5
          Why in the world isn't this done already? Looks like it would stop a lot of warranty problems.

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          • #6
            paul, is there work in cali?
            sigpic2007 dodge 3500 cummins

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
              Why in the world isn't this done already? Looks like it would stop a lot of warranty problems.

              Engine manufacturer is not going to hook it up to something and load it. They will start and preprogram it. Its not cost effective for them to load it for several hours, change the oils ect...

              Miller installs the engine into the case. Miller really doesn't care if the engine crashes as thats a Engine Warranty thing. Nothing to do with Miller

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cruizer View Post
                Engine manufacturer is not going to hook it up to something and load it. They will start and preprogram it. Its not cost effective for them to load it for several hours, change the oils ect...

                Miller installs the engine into the case. Miller really doesn't care if the engine crashes as thats a Engine Warranty thing. Nothing to do with Miller
                So do you offer a break-in service at your shop?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                  So do you offer a break-in service at your shop?
                  Just bring him a cruller and a coffee.

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                  • #10
                    I was passing thru that way last summer and was as close as Calgary.
                    Maybe closer. Was coming from Fairbanks.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by FusionKing View Post
                      So do you offer a break-in service at your shop?

                      Yep, breakin alot of new engine drives from LWS's and new owners. Step load for a while then hit em with a high load , let em drop to idle and hit them again until I'm happy. Then I change the oil and off they go.

                      Takes a good 3 to 4 hours

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                      • #12
                        Cruizer - do you step load the welder or generator or both??

                        Originally posted by cruizer View Post
                        Yep, breakin alot of new engine drives from LWS's and new owners. Step load for a while then hit em with a high load , let em drop to idle and hit them again until I'm happy. Then I change the oil and off they go.

                        Takes a good 3 to 4 hours
                        Cruizer - do you step load the welder or generator or both??
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                        • #13
                          What is the best way to break in the 350 Pipe Pro with the Mitsubishi engine?

                          Thank you for all your device it sounds like putting the machine on the load bank would be the best thing for me to do and yes there's a lot of work in California right now

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                          • #14
                            Dam, just use the machine. Seems people here are more a nal about their welders than their personal vehicles, which they put far more hours/miles on eventually. I have several 500 amp plus engine drives, bought used, I have no idea how they were "broken in", but just happily weld away anyway. I can almost guarantee you, no matter how you "break in" the engine, the welder electronics will give you problems before the engine does. Get over it, and start welding.
                            Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....

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                            • #15
                              Drive it like you stole it!

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