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Old 11-09-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Any suggestions on this topic?

Wanna prime the motor and toss it in soon.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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Standard organic oil. Like Castrol GTX.

If you decide to pop for specific break-in oil (which you probably don't need with a roller cam) let me know as I have 5 qts of Comp's stuff left over.
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I use the Comp cams breakin oil for mine. I heard the Joe Gibb's is really good too.
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Marvel Mystery oil here.

(kidding)

Use whatever dino oil you prefer and a non fram made filter.
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Ok sounds great, I will try and see if I may oil pressure tmmr evening if I can find a gauge.
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I would use a conventional fossil oil for the first 500 miles, only cause let the rings seat. And then use Amsoil with a filter designed for synthetic oil; Mobil 1 makes a good filter and there is WIX and NAPA.

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Only the truck gets amsoil, the LT1 can deal with pennz plat.
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I'm with WildBilly. I prefer Castrol GTX. Run a petroleum oil for the first 500 miles and then switch to synthetic if you want.

As was stated, with a roller cam, it's not as critical as a flat tappet. You're mainly breaking in rings, and as long as a good plateau finish was put on the cylinder walls, a good set of moly rings will seat pretty much right away.
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Filled it up with 6qts of castrol, threw the drill on it, and got some interesting bubble noises.

Guess I gotta get a guage on it.
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I have some lucas engine oil break in additive here.
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