<VV> RE: Break-in Oil & Filter

kaczmarek@charter.net kaczmarek@charter.net
Thu, 12 Aug 2004 19:32:48 +0000

Go to your local Wix filter supplier and get some 51038's. 

If nobody stocks WIX locally for you, go to NAPA and get a NAPA Gold 1038. Same Filter. 

DON'T Waste your PF4's if you have any. 

> From: John <jdozsa@carr.org>
> Date: 2004/08/12 Thu PM 02:49:09 GMT
> To: virtualvairs@corvair.org
> Subject: <VV> RE: Break-in Oil & Filter
> "John Kepler" <bigjohnohio@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> > New School Reasoning:
> > 
> > The displaced metal is bad and you don't want it circulating around the
> > engine raising hell, so you want the particles suspended in the oil as fast
> > as possible and then completely removed from the engine for good by the
> > filter....so a short "break-in" period with high detergent oil and a
> > damn-good oil filter is what you want.  Your break-in procedure should be
> > built around the concept of moving any displaced metal to the oil filter as
> > rapidly as possible, and getting rid of it for good.  FWIW, this is the
> > procedure that all auto companies use (the OEM filter in a new car is fairly
> > special, with a finer filter media just to trap that displaced metal from a
> > new engine!).
> Is it possible to buy such an OEM break-in oil filter?  Or what filter
> media do I ask for when talking to oil filter manufactures?  Media
> micron size?  Etc.
> John Dozsa
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