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BREAKING IN A NEW MOTOR?!?!?!

IM getting my motor back from the shop thurs. What weight of oil should i run in it to break it in? What would you guys suggest? I was planning on changing it after 500 miles then again @ 3k and then @ 6k then run synthetic after that..

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rotella 15 - 40 for about 10 minutes, the change it. i would run a non syn for a while, that way the rings can break in (longer than 6000 miles).

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this is how you do it...
http://alldieselmotorsports.vidiac.c...610168be0d.htm

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Ok cool, Well wish me luck today lol this should be interesting

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rotella 15 - 40 for about 10 minutes, the change it. i would run a non syn for a while, that way the rings can break in (longer than 6000 miles).
Can you help me understand the reason behind not running synthetic for a period of time? Going to be going through the same situation in 12 days.

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i run mine 250 miles on first change, 750 on second change then another 1000 on teh 3rd and switch to synthetic after that. I dont baby it at all either, drive it like its stolen

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IM getting my motor back from the shop thurs. What weight of oil should i run in it to break it in?
Oil?

Don't need no oil for prelubed brass bearings.

Just hook her up to 1,000 amps and watch the sparks fly.

Oh you mean engine....

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i run mine 250 miles on first change, 750 on second change then another 1000 on teh 3rd and switch to synthetic after that. I dont baby it at all either, drive it like its stolen
I followed Luke's advice too..

250 1st change, 750 2nd change, and about 1300 3rd change. My motor only has 1800 miles on it right now, so my plan is to go another 1000 miles with Delo then put in full synthetic like Schaeffer's or something, and return to normal intervals.

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so the rings get seated

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I've heard you should wait 15,000 to 20,000 miles before using synthetic in a diesel. This allows all parts to mate properly. That's what I've heard and read from mechanics as well as the oil manufacturers.

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