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Looking for some input on break in oil... IE Lukas break in oil...Building a new motor for my tugboat...
 

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i used Kendall 30wt last time
 

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Last one I used Kendall 15-40 Diesel with a bottle of Zinc. I almosty always use 15-40 diesel oil except when it is a real tight motor. Then I will run a 5-30 with Zinc.
 

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i used Kendall 30wt last time
:thumb: Either that or straight wt VR1. If I could find either, I'd run Pep Boys brand straight 30 or 40, or 50. What ever weight the engine wants or needs. If I was really worried about it, I might use a quart of Lucas Fortifier as my "over fill" quart.
Running a "break in oil" is close to laughable. Ever notice that many of the break in oils are multi weight? INCLUDING COMP CAMS BREAK IN OIL WTF? Who needs or even wants a multi weight break in oil? You plan on breaking in and flushing this thing, or running it for a summer on this oil. I could care less, and in fact don't even want a multi weight for break in of a flat tappet cam!!

MOST straight were not that effected by the EPA laws. Still aren't. The heavier straight weights like 40 and heavier were hardly effected if at all.

I have better things to do with my money than buy some "break in" oil that will be in there for less than an hour.



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:thumb: Either that or straight wt VR1. If I could find either, I'd run Pep Boys brand straight 30 or 40, or 50. What ever weight the engine wants or needs. If I was really worried about it, I might use a quart of Lucas Fortifier as my "over fill" quart.
Running a "break in oil" is close to laughable. Ever notice that many of the break in oils are multi weight? INCLUDING COMP CAMS BREAK IN OIL WTF? Who needs or even wants a multi weight break in oil? You plan on breaking in and flushing this thing, or running it for a summer on this oil. I could care less, and in fact don't even want a multi weight for break in of a flat tappet cam!!

MOST straight were not that effected by the EPA laws. Still aren't. The heavier straight weights like 40 and heavier were hardly effected if at all.

I have better things to do with my money than buy some "break in" oil that will be in there for less than an hour.

Is this a stab in my ass BOB? Did not say my name but talked all around it. Wait till we cross paths. I will fix you Buddy. I use muti weight or even straight 30. Now that I have Kendall Oil back that is all I use. The deal I have is none of their oil cost me over $2.90 a qt. That is shipped. So I use what ever I grab off a shelf and go with it. If I had to pay BIG Bucks like you I would use the cheap chit. But since I am a Baller I use the Best. :wink2:
 

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I don't get it. Why do some people read more in some post than is actually there? I guess I don't read between the lines.:indifferent0001:

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Tim. If you are talking about my post then it is nothing between the lines. Read the post. It was just a friendly jab at a guy . Notice the little smiley guy? So. Do not read between the lines. Read the whole post.
 

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Tim. If you are talking about my post then it is nothing between the lines. Read the post. It was just a friendly jab at a guy . Notice the little smiley guy? So. Do not read between the lines. Read the whole post.
I didn't see your post that way, don't think you read mine that way. :thumb:

I wasn't so much refering to people that choose a multi weight oil for break in, as much as oil compamies AND CAM COMPANIES that sell a multi weight break in oil.
As for using a dieselm oil for break in, eh. I think there are better choices on the shelf, but there are much worse. As an oil to run on a regular basis, not a big fan.



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:thumb: Either that or straight wt VR1. If I could find either, I'd run Pep Boys brand straight 30 or 40, or 50. What ever weight the engine wants or needs. If I was really worried about it, I might use a quart of Lucas Fortifier as my "over fill" quart.
Running a "break in oil" is close to laughable. Ever notice that many of the break in oils are multi weight? INCLUDING COMP CAMS BREAK IN OIL WTF? Who needs or even wants a multi weight break in oil? You plan on breaking in and flushing this thing, or running it for a summer on this oil. I could care less, and in fact don't even want a multi weight for break in of a flat tappet cam!!

MOST straight were not that effected by the EPA laws. Still aren't. The heavier straight weights like 40 and heavier were hardly effected if at all.

I have better things to do with my money than buy some "break in" oil that will be in there for less than an hour.
Sweet, then this means i'm o.k. with Royal Purple 30 or 40 wt. without using additives.
 

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Seems like a lot of it is personal preference. Might it be better to list the oils that are not good for break in?
My personal favorite for that category would be the oil drained from the motor before i rebuilt it.

Is there such a thing as 'bad oil'?....other than a wrong type to fit the application....and zinc levels

i.e. I went to wally world and bought a case of 10/40 fram oil and the motor died of catastrophic bearing failure due to excessive amounts of an additive known as cardboard.:))eek:))

What is the issue with using multi-grade for break in....i did hear some place that the additives used to achieve multi-grade certification don't have any lubricating properties..is that true?
 
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