SMART Workshop have released the latest product, the SMART engine lapping system in both a basic and premium version. This system offers a switchable module between the oil bath break-in method and running oil break-in method, you can select a specific module for your preference. The system is integrated with a touch panel for an easier and user-friendly operating experience. All of the parameters can be adjusted with the touch panel flawlessly and saved for your next break-in. It is not only customisable for a personal break in preference, but it also includes the parameter safety warning to ensure your parameter setting is in a ‘safe range’. For the hardware, the system had built-in sensors to detect the system is working in good conditions as always and it will be warning the user once the system detected any unusual issues.
Mode 1 is designed for idle RPM your engine at the beginning of break in. In Mode 2, you can adjust each stage of lapping RPM and Duration, the system will increase the RPM smoothly according to the parameter. The Continuous option is available for operating the Mode 2 automatically after Mode 1 is done. Filtering the oil before going into your engine is one of the most important features of this system, keeping the oil clean to avoid any unexpected damage to the engine.
The built-in heater and fan cooler helps control your engine temperature in a faster and more accurate way. Heating the engine to a specific temperature before each operation is very important to a new engine. Piston and liner can be damaged if the temperature is not at the correct operating temperature. The system will also cool down the engine to a specific temperature after each operation. Cooling down a hot engine may take a long time, the included cooling fan can do this quicker and more reliably than manually. Temperature control is one of the keys in the engine break in process.
Difference between Premium and Basic version is that basically both Basic and Premium version SMART Engine Lapping System offers the same firmware and features. The main difference between the two systems is the Premium version included additional CNC aluminium plates and safety cover.