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Oil Break In Period

What camp do you fall in for break in on modern engines


- change the oil at 1/2 hr with Dino
- run it again for another 1 or 5 hrs with Dino
- All Oil Changes moving forward with Syn

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no need to wait.....just run the machine for 15-30 minutes, dump the oil and go straight to syn...
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After break in period (usually 5 hours) with supplied crude. Change over to 5W30 synthetic.
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I've been doing two dino oil changes (first at 5hrs, next at 10 hrs) then switching to M1 5W30 HM for the duration.

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i usully run dino for the first three hours then switch over to mobil one. these clones love synthetic oil
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run the engine full bore open. under full load for the first 5 hrs. using non syn oil. after that you can use the syn stuff if you like.

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What camp do you fall in for break in on modern engines


- change the oil at 1/2 hr with Dino
- run it again for another 1 or 5 hrs with Dino
- All Oil Changes moving forward with Syn

or

no need to wait.....just run the machine for 15-30 minutes, dump the oil and go straight to syn...
You're listing too many "Old Wives Myths". Synthetic oil has seal conditioner to help recondition seals and prevent leaks, and is completely compatible with elastomeric materials from which all automotive seals and gaskets are made.

Honda Snowblower manual stated "All Honda engines are run at the factory prior to packaging. Most of the oil is removed prior to shipment; however, some oil remains in the engine. The amount of oil left in the engine varies...If you don't use the supplied oil, add enough recommended oil to bring the oil level to the top of the oil filler opening". The recommended oil is 5W-30 SJ or better.

So there. Upon unpacking your new shiny snowblower, you can use any oil whether dino or synthetic as long as it meets the oil weight recommendation.
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whatever floats your boat
changed the oil first time after what my manual recommended, can't remember if it was one hour or ten, then just change it every years end with regular dino oil.
if you sleep better at night using synthetic oil then by all means do it.
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I always use Amsoil synthetic on a brand new engine. It won't hurt to do since I don't even bother using a so called break in oil. By using synthetic right away it will minimize wear right away and I never had any problems. I think the whole break in oil is sort of an old wives tale myself. I switch everything to Amsoil whether it's new or used and I have a car with 395,000 miles on the original engine and transmission that I switched to Amsoil when I bought it it had 91,000 miles. Give it the best from day 1 that's what I always said and I never had any problems
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I always use Amsoil synthetic on a brand new engine. It won't hurt to do since I don't even bother using a so called break in oil. By using synthetic right away it will minimize wear right away and I never had any problems. I think the whole break in oil is sort of an old wives tale myself. I switch everything to Amsoil whether it's new or used and I have a car with 395,000 miles on the original engine and transmission that I switched to Amsoil when I bought it it had 91,000 miles. Give it the best from day 1 that's what I always said and I never had any problems
Maybe the "Break in oil" idea had some credence way back in the day, but I'm not sure if it matters much these days. I did, however follow the owners manual recommendations for my machine when it was new and changed it when it said for the initial change. M1 thereafter. I've always thought that the short initial oil change recommendation was to get rid of any gunk left as the engine works itself in.


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