Originally Posted by auskip07
#5 Redline oil and others are suggesting a 3,000-mile break-in for new engines! Proper seating of rings, with today’s lubricants is taking that long to properly seal. Shifting to synthetics before that time will just burn a lot of oil and not run as well as hoped.
OK, so my interpretation of this is:
- We should follow the break-in process (no cruise control; no exceeding 4k RPM; etc.) for 3k miles, not the 1k miles stated in the owner's manual.
- We should perform the first oil change at 3k miles, not at the 7500 miles stated in the owner's manual.
- When changing the oil at 3k miles, at that point we can begin using the recommended synthetic oil.
Does that sound about right?