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Any consensus for break-in oil? M10 lower end rebuild

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I rebuilt my M10 and its going to be time to fire it up soon. I'm comfortable with break in procedures etc.. but wanted to know what you guys were using for oil. 

 

Thanks, 

 

Evan

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Thanks for the info.. looks like Lucas makes a dedicated break in oil as well. I wasn't aware such a thing existed!!

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As long as you use a break- in oil that says it's for flat tappets, you're golden.

 

1992 oil is very different than 2017 oil.

 

t

 

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I use valvoline VR1 racing oil, it's high zinc for the flat tappet people

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5 hours ago, achman said:

I use valvoline VR1 racing oil, it's high zinc for the flat tappet people

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If you google this- be prepared to spend lots of time reading.  I am using Royal Purple break in oil in my 69.

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Old School Guy that I am, when I rebuilt my '73's engine back in 2004, per the machine shop's suggestion (since it wasn't a high performance engine) I used plain ole Pennzoil 20w-50 for the first thousand miles (round trip to Vintage) following the normal break-in procedures, then switched to 20w-50 or 15w-50 synthetic.  I was told not to use synthetic for break-in miles as it was too slippery and wouldn't allow the rings to seat properly, thus the dino oil at first.  

 

50k miles later, all is well--virtually no oil consumption between 8k mile oil changes, and no smoking...so it must have worked.

 

mike

 

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back in 2004

Right before the formulations changed...

 

It's not guaranteed to be a problem- in fact, the low- zddp probably works most of the time.

 

It's just that 4 quarts of  the right break- in oil costs about $10 more at most- why would you NOT?

 

t

 

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Since I am reusing cam and followers I doubt I have any trouble, but it seems like cheap insurance so why not. 

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It must be good, it's "not legal for street use"

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10 hours ago, lilmo said:

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Haha!! I had a run-in with that stuff on tap locally years ago. Really snuck up on me!

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