<VV> RE: Zero Compression update 3 and engine brake
Fri, 13 Aug 2004 10:25:35 -0400
I've talked to people that tried just that, and the most common
complaint is that the rings NEVER seat in with synthetic. One guy ran
his for over 10,000 miles and STILL didn't have them seated. Changed to
dino oil and they seated in in less than 1,000 miles. THEN he switched
But as they say, whatever works for you...... :o)
"Eric S. Eberhard" wrote:
> 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-----
> > 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
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > 1963 Red Monza Convertible
> > 1966 Blue Corsa Turbo Coupe