<VV> RE: Zero Compression update 3 and engine brake in period question

Eric S. Eberhard flash@vicspdi.com
Thu, 12 Aug 2004 10:08:07 -0700

I disagree and also see no reason not to use synthetic right away.  It is 
more important to change the oil and filter that first 500 and drive the 
car with various rpms rather than what kind of oil you use.  BTW there is 
no "right" answer, everyone will have a different opinion and there are 
valid reasons for all.  Just use good judgement -- all of the answers given 
should work fine.

At 04:24 AM 8/12/2004, Sam & Marissa Andolino wrote:
>Thanks for all the replies.  Now I am confused.
>According to the Clark's catalog, which is where I bought all my replacement
>parts, for turbo moly rings, they say on page 24 "use non-detergent oil
>until broken in and no synthetic oil for the first 5,000 miles."
>All the replies I received said do not use non-detergent oil.  Does everyone
>disagree with Clarks?
>Sam & Marissa Andolino
>1963 Red Monza Convertible
>1966 Blue Corsa Turbo Coupe
>   -----Original Message-----
>   From: Sam & Marissa Andolino [mailto:mandolin@rochester.rr.com]
>   Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 6:25 PM
>   To: Virtualvairs
>   Subject: Zero Compression update 3 and engine brake in period question
>   Hi everyone,
>   I got another 180 head rebuilt.  The engine is completely rebuilt.  It has
>new everything - pistons, moly rings, rods, cam, crank ,valves, lifters,
>etc.  The question now is what is the proper way to brake in the engine?
>   The plan is to use non detergent 30w oil, changing the oil every 500
>miles.  The suggestions that I have received is for the first 2000 to 2500
>miles - drive the car both city and highway, but try not to engage the
>turbo.  Is this a proper course of action?
>   This is our first engine rebuild [and hopefully our last for now :-) ] and
>any suggestions would be appreciated!
>   Sam & Marissa Andolino
>   mandolin@rochester.rr.com
>   1963 Red Monza Convertible
>   1966 Blue Corsa Turbo Coupe
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