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Running in / Break in Oil #4692654
03/12/18 05:01 PM
03/12/18 05:01 PM
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OilMonkey Offline OP
OilMonkey  Offline OP
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Hi,

Could anyone suggest a formulation for a general purpose Running In oil?

The ones I find are mostly Mineral Straight 30 type here in the UK, what i'm asking is why are straight oils most popular for running in? Why not a multigrade one such as a 10w30 etc?

Also what should I be looking for in a good quality break in oil? High Zinc?? High Detergent??

Thank you in advance!!

Re: Running in / Break in Oil [Re: OilMonkey] #4692692
03/12/18 05:46 PM
03/12/18 05:46 PM
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Kamele0N Offline
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Why would you need multigrade oil if its just for break in (short period)

plus almost all monograde oils are like 20w30ish....

Definitely mineral...andhigh zddp...

Look for a Lidl 15w40 api SF/CD.....




2011 Hyundai i30 1.4 CVVT Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: Running in / Break in Oil [Re: OilMonkey] #4692882
03/12/18 08:09 PM
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Linctex Offline
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It really depends on the engine when I choose break in oil


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Re: Running in / Break in Oil [Re: OilMonkey] #4692954
03/12/18 09:04 PM
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