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Old 09-13-2009, 09:53 PM   #4
joelster

 
Drives: '94 Z28+ '14 1LE
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I have been a student of break in and oil for some time.

1) Do not rev engine until 30 minutes. It takes 30 minutes for the oil to reach the proper viscosity.
30 minutes? really? I have no idea how you came up with that random number.

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2) Rev away through the entire RPM range, up and down, up and down, up and down. Redline it, and come back down to 0, and then slowly go back up to redline. As long as step 1 has been completed, you cannot damage your engine. Plus you really NEED to do this for proper break in.
Again, really? Just spinning it in neutral or park? You might want to ease into the throttle and take it to redline smoothly them back off, all while it is in drive .

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3) When you decide to change the oil for the first time, the oil must be HOT for the metal filings to come out. So what you need to do is get the oil hot, and then also let it settle down for 10 minutes or so. Then immediately change it.
Hrmm....I hope the proper oil filter catches the filings. That is what oil filters usually do.

I would suggest a first oil change after 1000 miles.
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