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Post  Maxx Levell on April 23rd 2013, 1:32 pm

Getting ready to put my engine back together and was thinking of using the Lucas Engine Break-In Oil Additive with zinc to wipe the cylinder walls down before installing the pistons. Good idea/bad idea? I have assembly lube for the bearings and such, just looking at this instead of 30 weight oil for the cylinder walls.

Thanks for any help!
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Post  dfree383 on April 23rd 2013, 2:10 pm

just regular mineral oil is fine for the cylinder walls you don't need that stuff for that.

If you're running a Flat tappet cam then its a good idea to use it.
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Post  Maxx Levell on April 23rd 2013, 2:18 pm

Didn't know if the zinc would help out on the rings or not, and it's a solid roller, so looks like I'll just put it on the shelf.

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Post  bbf-falcon on April 23rd 2013, 2:59 pm

I just dip my pistons in the oil that will be run in it afterwards and go. If everything is right,the rings will seat after a couple of good burnouts. Smile

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Post  Maxx Levell on April 23rd 2013, 3:10 pm

Sounds like as good a plan as any Very Happy
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Post  ThndrChkn on April 24th 2013, 10:28 am

Everyone has their own method, but I just spray a very light spot of WD-40 in each cylinder before installing that piston and wipe it with my hand. Basically, you're just putting a light coat on for the skirts for initial start-up. I never put oil on the rings themselves. I told a guy here about this method, and he "said" when he started doing it this way, it showed a faster ring seat on his dyno compared to oiling the rings... Myself, I've never actually seen this, but an old timer told me this back when I was in high school, and at the time he was the "guru" in these parts, and I've never had seating issues...
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