Rules? Who needs rules?
All you want to do is fire up that shiny new piece of equipment, right?
If this sounds like you, then take a deep breath and read this article because a surefire way to shorten the life of an engine is to not properly break it in.
Whether you bought an emergency gas generator (4-stroke engine), a gas string trimmer (2-stroke engine), or a new replacement engine, the three following steps will ensure that the engine keeps working hard for you instead of you working hard on your engine!