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Old 10-24-2013, 09:10 PM
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I am going to install a 408 Stroker and RV Cam kit in my 1996 Ram 2500 5.9, not having done a rebuild for some time I was wanting to know what oil is used for the breakin period now a days?
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regular grade 10/30. find a good additive with ZDDP/ zink. thats the easyest thing to do yourself, cause of the re-forulation, cant get zink oils on the shelf. or just visit a speed shop and by what they have. JOE GIBBS oil!
then just run a standard for one year. no synth for first year!
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Anyone use 5-20 or 5-30 oil.Ford has gone to them and I think GM has to?My Town-Country van calls for 5-20.Thanks for the Replys.
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i will not run that piss in my push rod motor!
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If you're using a roller cam, there really isn't an issue. The prescribed 20-minute break-in period at 2,000 rpm's was for the flat tappet cam break-in. A proper break-in would allow the cam lobes and tappets to establish their respective friction-bearing surfaces for a full service life. With rollers, you no longer have that issue. Just remember that you cannot use the traditional Mopar RV cam kit in a Magnum engine without appropriate mods, but you can get a roller with similar specs.
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