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Old 05-31-2009, 08:53 PM   #15
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Don't think anybody has noticed fastfred....your 67rs is sweet
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:12 PM   #16
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Thanks. My 67 is sweet , but it has real raw hp under the hood the old fashioned way. What I read about the LS 1 is that you should us regular oil for the break-in up to 1500 miles so that every thing wears in correctly and the rings seal up tight, then go to synthetic oil. The manual says I have synthetic oil frm the factory. I' m ready to dump it now and use conventional oil to 1500. Apparently synthetic oil does not aid wear-in very well at the beginning when wear-in is most important. Make sense?
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:21 PM   #17
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Royal Purple break in oil before the car leaves the lot with a filter magnet. Switching back to Mobil 1 after 500 miles.
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:40 PM   #18
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the company hires engineers and pay millions of dollars to find the correct break-in procedure.

but I guess you can still not believe that the manual is right...
and they hire lawyers to write the manuals
just sayin ?
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:09 AM   #19
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Here is the thing. GM has a vested interest in ensuring that you break in your car in the best possible way. They have given the car a 5 yr / 100,000 mile warranty. This makes me trust that what they say has more merit than some guy with a slick nickname on a message board. As soon as someone is willing to provide a warranty for their procedure I will consider following it.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:11 AM   #20
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Um, it comes with Mobil 1 Synthetic. I'm pretty sure the engineers at Chevrolet know a little more than anybody else on these boards about their engines.
The LS3 in the Corvette comes with Mobil 1 in it from the factory. Seems like that means it is fine from day 1.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:27 AM   #21
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Can't go wrong by following the manual!
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:41 AM   #22
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has anyone heard about the new castrol synthetic oil thats apparently better than mobil 1? any input?
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:44 AM   #23
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has anyone heard about the new castrol synthetic oil thats apparently better than mobil 1? any input?
I've heard of it but if it's better ! Royal purple now.... the best!
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:52 AM   #24
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These motors have been out for years now. Search is your friend....or the car manual.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:24 AM   #25
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Appreciate the input on the LS 3. I bought the 2SS LS3 inferno.I want the engine to run the fastest it can and that means good wear in for sealing. I drag raced my 67 from 1967 to 75. I drove in to school and even round trips from Kansas to Tx. My best times with the BBChevy were 10.90's in the quarter and 6.90"s in the eighth. I am glad I quit racing before I cracked the weld seams on the car. It still has the original paint and original deluxe interior. It has been detuned, but I still drive with 12.5 compression, 4 speed, and street dot slicks.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:59 AM   #26
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Appreciate the input on the LS 3. I bought the 2SS LS3 inferno.I want the engine to run the fastest it can and that means good wear in for sealing. I drag raced my 67 from 1967 to 75. I drove in to school and even round trips from Kansas to Tx. My best times with the BBChevy were 10.90's in the quarter and 6.90"s in the eighth. I am glad I quit racing before I cracked the weld seams on the car. It still has the original paint and original deluxe interior. It has been detuned, but I still drive with 12.5 compression, 4 speed, and street dot slicks.
I like the cut of this guys jib!
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:47 AM   #27
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break it in the same way you will want to drive the car.
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:58 AM   #28
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GM wants their engines to be broken in soft because they know if they told people the best way to break in the engine (redlining each gear w/o 100% tps and decelling back down to 2-3k) that way too many people would get it wrong and have issues due to that.
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