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Old 07-11-2011, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JordanR1500 View Post
I was told from the factory that the 5.7 had 5w30 for brake in. I am going to switch to full synthetic on my 3rd oil change. When i was working on new and rebuild motors (marina) we did not use synthetic oil due to the fact that it works so well at preventing wear. That's what i was told / heard.
Break in is realive to tolerances. I have heard some say that the new motors don't need break in, do to the ability of factories to control tolerances now. I think this is similar to the 3000 mile service interval, just because it was absolutely true once, doesn't mean it is forever. Technology has changed MANY things.
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just got my oil change at local dealer, said they dont have a "break in" oil and they recommended not to switch to synthetic till 20,000 kms.. apparently local dealer has contract with mobil 1 synthetic so thats whats gonna go in mine soon as i get close to 20,000
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