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Old 12-02-2008, 01:28 PM   #76
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I saw the question raised in the first post but didn't see an answer to it yet (or atleast I overlooked it)...... Since the engine is coming from the factory with synthetic already in it, does that mean they are seating the pistons right off the assembly line?
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this is one of my main concerns, it has been brought up in previous threads with no answer.

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Just curious if I need to take out the synthetic for the break-in period and then re-aply the synthethic after 1000 miles.
is this possible?
i've thought of doing this also, but not sure its too safe. switching to non-synthetic, even for only break-in period, that is.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:34 PM   #77
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this is one of my main concerns, it has been brought up in previous threads with no answer.
It was answered in this thread, though...it was just hidden in the middle of a really long and informative post:

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you can break in motors with synthetic oil. in fact a lot of synth oil companies are coming out with synth oil specially designed for break-in procedures. as for the motor from the factory... the rings will be seated before it hits the show room floor. feel free to romp the hell out of it out of the dealer parking lot.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:34 PM   #78
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I don't dislike my dealer, I just like doing the simple things myself on my schedule. Some times the person changing oil at the dealership is the low guy who may or may not like his job or take the extra care needed. Had a car long time ago that every time it went to the dealer they had to fix the ground effects and buff the scratches out. About the 3rd time of the same thing happening and repeated warnings started doing my own oil changes while still under warranty.
And don't do business with that dealership any more if it can be avoided.
It takes me under 30 minutes to change the oil in my folks driveway on a saturday morning, as opposed to waiting for an appointment, going to the dealer waiting for them to do it, or leaving and coming back.... AND the added risk of who knows who "testing" your car.
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It was answered in this thread, though...it was just hidden in the middle of a really long and informative post:
haha, just sifted through and read it. thanks
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It was answered in this thread, though...it was just hidden in the middle of a really long and informative post:

Thanks theholycow! Looks like I did miss it after all. And thanks to Camarospike for posting the info. This answers my questions about "taking her easy" for the first 500 miles then.
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It takes me under 30 minutes to change the oil in my folks driveway on a saturday morning, as opposed to waiting for an appointment, going to the dealer waiting for them to do it, or leaving and coming back.... AND the added risk of who knows who "testing" your car.
if I'm in a hurry, it doesnt take long to change my oil. but if I feel like going the extra bit. I'll let the car sit for an hour or so draining so I can get that last little bit of old oil out before I fill up with new.

then again, I guess I could always flush my crankcase like this guy....

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Thanks theholycow! Looks like I did miss it after all. And thanks to Camarospike for posting the info. This answers my questions about "taking her easy" for the first 500 miles then.
no prob. dont worry, the motors that are coming out of the factories today can take a pounding from the first fire up and be just fine.
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