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Old 04-23-2015, 10:25 AM   #11
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KCJoe1, pardon me if I don't say this right (I'm NOT a mechanic) but I've heard that you shouldn't use synthetic oil in a brand new engine because it doesn't allow the rings to seat (or something to that effect). You should wait until it's well broken in and then start using it. Am I wrong on this?
An old myth. Use the correct grade and viscosity of oil, as per mfgrs specs. Most of the GM spec'ed Dexos 1 oil is synthetic, with a few left over that are syn blends.

Corvettes came from the factory with syn oil for many years now. Many other vehicles do too. My dealer in Moab used 100% synthetic Dexos oil for service.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:06 AM   #12
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Fortunately, we live near the Ohio river. Shouldn't be hard to find marine gas at the marina. Yeah, SeaFoam is good stuff!
I have switched from (Sea Foam) to (StarTron) in all our Engines 2 stroke and 4 stroke Damm we have a (LOT) of Engines! Youroo!!
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:35 AM   #13
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I have switched from (Sea Foam) to (StarTron) in all our Engines 2 stroke and 4 stroke Damm we have a (LOT) of Engines! Youroo!!
Why did you switch? I've heard good things about both. Seems like a Ford vs. Chevy thing to me...
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KCJoe1, pardon me if I don't say this right (I'm NOT a mechanic) but I've heard that you shouldn't use synthetic oil in a brand new engine because it doesn't allow the rings to seat (or something to that effect). You should wait until it's well broken in and then start using it. Am I wrong on this?
Oils have come a long ways since the dark ages. I've been using synthetic oils since they came out. Remember slick 50? This stuff was great back in the day. I did a lot of tests with different engines using it. Over the years the price of synthetic oils have dropped and are used now more then ever. Even my 2 cycle oil mix is synthetic oil. I was using Rotella oil in my truck but now that some of the equipment has fallen off of it, I switched it over to Amsoil- another synthetic. So come into the future. Synthetic oils work.
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Cheaper to just turn 'em over and drain.
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Cheaper to just turn 'em over and drain.
As opposed to what, Bob?
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As opposed to what, Bob?
Seafoam and additives.
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Not sure what those 2 things have to do with one another, Bob. how often do you change the oil in your Honda genny?
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Not sure what those 2 things have to do with one another, Bob. how often do you change the oil in your Honda genny?
My reply was what I do for the winter time. Mine only get used when we're racing and no power around. We camp at the far end of track because of pit space, and the family hangs out there, as I swipe the trike (scooter) so I don't have to walk back and forth.......the golf cart stays with the race car. I change the oil depending on hours run (est.), but check it before leaving home and carry a quart incase....... not like there's not any around if needed. Oils discussions are like tires, In my case, cars w/ nitrous are using cheating horsepower and mine being blown, I consider being real horsepower...... all depends on whom your talking to.
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