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Post  new2460 August 8th 2017, 4:32 pm

Any recommendations? I've heard valvaline vr1. 351w with a comp flat tappet cam. This engine had been sitting for 5 years. thanks

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Post  rmcomprandy August 8th 2017, 7:41 pm

new2460 wrote:Any recommendations? I've heard valvaline vr1. 351w with a comp flat tappet cam. This engine had been sitting for 5 years. thanks

Amsoil 10W-40 "Premium Protection" fully synthetic oil; especially if it has hydraulic flat tappets.

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Post  jbozzelle August 27th 2017, 10:08 am

For break in or typical running?

I last used the Joe Gibbs break in oil with good results. Then switched to Castrol afterwards.

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Post  rmcomprandy August 27th 2017, 10:16 am

jbozzelle wrote:For break in or typical running?

I last used the Joe Gibbs break in oil with good results.  Then switched to Castrol afterwards.

YES ... Don't use any synthetic oil for Break-In.  Use a good quality flat tappet, break-in oil, available from many different oil companies.

I hear all the time from people, "That oil is to expensive" and I simply have to laugh.
I guess the engine which probably cost a bunch more money is not as important.

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Post  jbozzelle August 27th 2017, 5:53 pm

I hear ya Randy. It's like buying a rolls Royce and then parking it under a tree for the rest of its life...

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Post  BBFTorino August 28th 2017, 1:19 am

Is the cam already broken in??.....or it was a fresh rebuild, but never fired up for 5 years??

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