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Old 09-30-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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Hi all, here is my setup.

2001, GT2560 12PSI on a fresh Built engine ( JE 9:1 piston ETD rods )

The question is that I have put about 250 miles on that engine ( mostly on the dyno... ) yes on the dyno. First oil change on dino oil was @ 30 miles and the second oil change right after the dyno @ 250 miles still on dino oil ( shell Rotella).

I have a track day (Calabogie Motorsoport ) this comming weekend and I wonder If it would be wise to switch to Full Synt. oil before that track day or I should stick with the dino oil......
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For a track day? Id definitely want to be on good syn oil by then.

Some say once the motor is started and idles for a few minutes it is broken in.
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For a track day? Id definitely want to be on good syn oil by then.

Some say once the motor is started and idles for a few minutes it is broken in.
This is my tought too, it should be broken in.... and I have beaten the crap out of it for the first couple miles.....

so people tend to say to put at least 1k miles before switching over.... this is why I am asking.... I guess many here with built engine would know better than me on this one..
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I say put at least 2K on it before switching over. My opinion. With 250 miles on it it's still breaking in a little. Break in tapers off, but it takes a while before it's fully done. It isn't done yet, so keep it on dino oil for now.
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I say put at least 2K on it before switching over. My opinion. With 250 miles on it it's still breaking in a little. Break in tapers off, but it takes a while before it's fully done. It isn't done yet, so keep it on dino oil for now.
Ok then I will monitor oil pressure and oil temp very close to ensure I am keeping the engine best lubricated during this track event.

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I think he meant to put more miles on it before the track. I'd be more worried about tracking my car with cheap *** oil than my motor "still breaking in".
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Make sure you check the oil level often too.
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I'm pretty tempted to run the white bottle Rotella in my car all the time because it's awesome. After 250miles you are fine to switch I think.
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Wow, necro-thread. I bet he's got plenty of miles on the car now.

What is white-bottle rotella? Is that the dino oil? I'm trying to decide what to use since I'm tired of Mobil-1.
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Wow, necro-thread. I bet he's got plenty of miles on the car now.
Haha. That motor has probably been broken in, tracked, and blown up by now.
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What is white-bottle rotella? Is that the dino oil?
Yes.
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