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Started by alexanderb, September 16, 2010, 11:44:35 AM
Quote from: Conan® on September 17, 2010, 05:24:22 PMI agree. Porsche uses Mobil 1 synthetic as factory fill so it goes through the break-in process using synthetic oil. However Redline says to use conventional oil during break-in: http://www.redlineoil.com/techinfo_faq.aspx :dontknow:
Quote from: DTNS on September 16, 2010, 07:54:32 PMyou can use honda casa's Idemitsu 10W30 mineral oil! you can also try FK Massimo's Super SS-X 10W30. (if your engine's minimum API requirement is SJ)
Quote from: Vivo on September 18, 2010, 01:26:38 PMOne of the purposes of engine break-in is to seat the piston rings to the cylinder walls. Maybe, since high-end cars, like Porsches, have better improvements in cylinder-walls surfaces and piston ring design or use better materials inside the engine, they don't need the seating-in as required by other ordinary cars. Maybe this is the reason why they are factory filled with synthetic oils. Corvettes, Porsches, Aston Martins, are also factory filled with synthetics. For low-end cars, imo,mineral oil is needed for break-in because they need the seating-in process. If synthetics are used, it would be too slippery and breaking in would be difficult. :dontknow: :dontknow:
Quote from: Zenki on September 20, 2010, 08:50:22 PMHmmm... so maybe alexanderb does not need the mineral oil also since his car is a high end Z car. I don't know but many experts are still debating on this. Cars and bikes actually. But AFAIK there are regular econoboxes out there that also use synthetic oil out of the factory. Just like what Mobil 1 says about the "myth" in all this.
Quote from: aid03 on September 21, 2010, 11:57:57 AMmobil1 also has regular oil and not all mobil1 full synthetic products are group III refined oils. They also have the european blend oils. It's been discussed here in the forums before that usually anything that says full synthetic is a highly refined group III oil. and oils labeled as 100% synthetic are the group iv and up oils. anyway, changing the oil after 1000km to synthetic should be fine imo. some would disagree but ive never met anybody break their engine after switching to synthetic. my 2cents
Quote from: alexanderb on September 22, 2010, 02:42:10 PMI guess you're right. I guess I'm just itching to change to mineral oil. hehehe. It looks like I'll be sticking to synthetic then because it is SOOOO HARD to find a mineral oil that is xxW30 that is API Certified SM... I'm almost to the point of giving up...Post Merge: September 23, 2010, 03:03:58 PMThis is really getting frustrating! :furious: Everywhere I look they only have xxW40 oils! What's up with that? I'm sure there must be cars here that use multigrade 30 weight mineral oils!Just wanted to rant...hehehe