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Old 06-19-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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Proper motor break-in?

Brand new motor. I don't have an owners manual handy, either.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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700 to 1,000 miles try not to go higher than 4k rpms thats how i broke in 3 turbo motors and this 13 L99
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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break it in like ur gonna drive it . if it wont hold at 5 miles it wont hold at 500. just check for shavings in the oil. if i race a car i break in running it hard.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
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Have them fill it with joe Gibbs breakin oil!

After 30-50 miles of varying rpms never staying steady but not getting on it at all, change it.

Then after 100 miles of getting on it just a Lil more with proper heat cycles because they are needed for the bearings and springs change it.

Again at 500 and after 500 then it's all yours start beating that biach. At the 500 mile mark is use a good oil like how Gibbs 10-30 or amsoil signature or amsoil zrod or Valvoline vr1 10-30 synthetic.

That's just me I'm sure others have their methods.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
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Joe Gibbs break in oil and onto the dyno. That's how I do it.
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The owners manual will say something like....for 1500 miles, no full throttle starts, no above 4000RPM and no above 100 mph.

If 100 people reply in this post, you will get about 50 different, conflicting answers.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:49 PM   #7
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:55 PM   #8
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Lol nuff said
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #9
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Everyone is going to say something different.

For 1 Fu$k the manual break in. It's BS written by overzealous attorneys!

I'm more along the lines of Litle. I did pretty close as he has listed except once I hit 125 miles and took the conventional oil out I was frequently at WOT.

The 1st 500 miles are most important to get the rings seated properly, after that you're golden. My L99 runs like a beast and has 0 oil consumption.

My oil change intervals went like this:

Change to conventional with a high zinc content at 18 miles
125 back to Mobil 1
500 Changed again w/ M1
1500 Changed again w/M1

Now I change every 4K miles.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #10
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I don't know where to buy the Joe Gibbs locally. Is there another excellent oil to use that has a lot of Zinc and Phos?
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:25 PM   #11
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First 500 do not go over 4Krpm, then next 500 do not go over 5Krpm. Change oil to Pennzoil Platinum at 1K miles and have fun.

That's what I did.
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put the car up on a lift and leave a 50lb weight on the gas pedal all night
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:36 PM   #13
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I don't know where to buy the Joe Gibbs locally. Is there another excellent oil to use that has a lot of Zinc and Phos?
I buy it from Summit..When they have it on sale, with free shipping, and I put summit bucks with it..
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Valvoline vr1 bud. A conventional 10-30
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:02 PM   #15
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:44 PM   #16
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I don't know where to buy the Joe Gibbs locally. Is there another excellent oil to use that has a lot of Zinc and Phos?
See your in Austin, I'm sure speed shops stock these for there engine builds might try calling a few local shops near you worth a shot.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:49 PM   #17
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Do you have cats? From what I understand, oils high in Zinc don't play well with them. I would say any decent dino oil should be fine for the break in, then switch over to your preferred synthetic oil.
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I don't know where to buy the Joe Gibbs locally. Is there another excellent oil to use that has a lot of Zinc and Phos?
Joe Gibbs is grenading more engines than anyone anywhere....just saying.

I don't see how a special break-in oil does anything for you on a factory production engine. You're just getting an off the line L99, aren't you? Or are you getting something special?
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:52 PM   #20
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Man, I can't find that Valvoline anywhere locally!

Any other suggestions?
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Have them fill it with joe Gibbs breakin oil!

After 30-50 miles of varying rpms never staying steady but not getting on it at all, change it.

Then after 100 miles of getting on it just a Lil more with proper heat cycles because they are needed for the bearings and springs change it.

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That's just me I'm sure others have their methods.
break in oil then beat on it is a tried and true method.
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Spole too soon. Just picked up a case of the VR1 10-30
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Congrats! If you ever need some let me know bud, I'd be glad to get case and ship it to ya, were never short of these for some reason.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:32 AM   #24
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Will keep that in mind, Litle.

Should I buy some Lucas engine break-in additive as well? I saw some at the parts house yesterday and was tempted. I guess you add it to your full 8 quarts.
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Will keep that in mind, Litle.

Should I buy some Lucas engine break-in additive as well? I saw some at the parts house yesterday and was tempted. I guess you add it to your full 8 quarts.
No. I wouldn't.
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