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Old 05-19-2007, 11:10 PM
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synthetic engine break in

i got a new 15hp kawi .. im running dino for the break in.. when do you guys switch to synthetic? (those that do)

it says change oil after initial 8 hours.. im imagining most of the break in is done by then.

those of you that use synthetic oil, how many hours u let it break in on dino first?
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:10 AM
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I would run it 50 hours before switching
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Old 05-20-2007, 01:30 PM
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I go synthetic the first change (Mobil 1 15W-50). Usually right around first 8-12 hours.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:15 PM
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I go synthetic the first change (Mobil 1 15W-50). Usually right around first 8-12 hours.
unless anyone has more input, i think i will go right in between both of what you guys said .. like 25 hours.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:38 PM
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I'm of the theory that if the rings need to be seated, why do engines run so nice when brand new? I don't see them smoking either?
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:01 AM
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50 hours is the normal hours for an oil change. But I sometimes wonder why Mercedes,Lexus and other high end cars come with synthetic oil from the factory?
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:41 AM
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50 hours is the normal hours for an oil change. But I sometimes wonder why Mercedes,Lexus and other high end cars come with synthetic oil from the factory?
ya but i wouldnt doubt those engines are broken in in the factory,, at least like for a good hour.. i could see them doing this with a vette or something.
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