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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 07, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Engine Break In

I've done the internet and Camaro Tech search on this subject and there are as many different opinions as there are types of oil. The question is, which brand and weight of oil to use for engine break in? I'm leaning toward Valvoline VR1 racing oil 20w-50. I am also going to add GM EOS. Another question for the experts is should I use 5 or 6 quarts (I will be filling the oil filter before cranking) during break in? Any and all engine break in advice will be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 07, 08:06 AM
 
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Re: Engine Break In

The valvoline vr1 is not a high zinc content oil they make a oil called Valvoline Conventional racing oil that is suitable and is only sold through NAPA p# VV851. After researching this subject we've found that anything with the API seal on the bottle does not contain added zinc. Brad Penn, Q Racing , Valvoline conventional Race , and Joe Gibbs oils are the ones so far that we have found to work as break-in oils also stated on the bottle not street legal. Also as of Jan 01 rotella will reduce the zinc content of their oil to match 2007 emission laws.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 07, 08:48 AM
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Re: Engine Break In

Take a look at the zinc and phosphorus

EOS

VR1

GM cam & lifter prelube
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 07, 06:38 PM
 
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Re: Engine Break In

Shell Rotella all your cam makers recommend this for cam break in
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 4th, 07, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Engine Break In

Has Shell Rotella not been reformulated for 07, reducing the zinc content?
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 4th, 07, 12:45 PM
 
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We had a lengthy discussion with Bullet cams and they now recommend Brad Penn break-in oil instead of rotella due to rotella reducing the zinc content
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 07, 06:15 AM
 
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Re: Engine Break In

I guess someone needs to inform comp:

Use high-lubricity engine oil such as Shell Rotella T oil to help during the break-in process, or use COMP Cams® Camshaft Break-In Oil Additive (Part #159). ...
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