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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2002, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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cam + ? oil

Ok I run synthetic oil , but when I put a new cam in should I go back to regular oil for break-in time or can I still use synthetic ?? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: cam + ? oil

You can still use synthetic if its just the cam, The only prob with a break in issue with synthetic
I ever heard of was for rings, And I'm sure many have pro and con on thsat subject too.

You do want to use a cam lube on the lobes for the first fire up though.
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Re: cam + ? oil

I second that motion...make sure your cam is lubricated properly before you start it up for the first time!!!!
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Re: cam + ? oil

What I heard is that your never supost to use synthetic oil in a motor that you normally run regular oil in.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2002, 03:39 PM
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Re: cam + ? oil

Run normal oil for the first oil change on the new cam. You might get particals in the oil and throwing away syntetic oil just sucks. Change the oil half of what you normally would! And go back to synthetic after that.

Just make damn sure you uses lots of engine lube on the cam when you install it. Remember to change the cam bearing if you have the cash! Nothing worse than a sloppy cam!
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