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

Registered: 09/21/17
Posts: 9
Loc: United Kingdom

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!!

#4692692 - 03/12/18 05:46 PM Re: Running in / Break in Oil [Re: OilMonkey]
Kamele0N Offline

Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 2041
Loc: Slovenia
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 various 10w40

#4692882 - 03/12/18 08:09 PM Re: Running in / Break in Oil [Re: OilMonkey]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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It really depends on the engine when I choose break in oil
"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

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