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Old 02-16-2006, 11:45 AM
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I'm doing a mini me swap this weekend b/c I blew my head gasket. I was planning on using synthetic oil after the swap. My car is about to break 217,000 miles and I was told by a few people that this will cause the engine to lock up. Is this true. .. Thanks for the input.
 
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i never heard of anything like that, but i have heard that switching to synthetic can cause the gaskets to breakdown and leak, if the engine is on the way out, don't bother with the extra cost of synthetic.
 
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Old 02-16-2006, 12:27 PM
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well, all the top end gaskets are gonna be new, and the pistons and rings are gonna be done. So I'm thinkin that it should be ok??? Or at least I hope..
 
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Old 02-16-2006, 01:52 PM
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if the pistons and rings are going to be new I'd use dyno (regular) oil for the first 1,000-3,000 miles then switch over to sythetic.

I'm not sure, but I'd assume that with new rings you'd want to go through some break in procedure.
 
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Definitely regular oil for a lil while, along with some break in grease... Gonna take a lil road trip to get everything settled in, and some light driving. And hopefully everything will go smooth after that
 
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:31 PM
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Yeah, pretty much when you're breaking it in, don't let the revs stay in one place for very long, keep it moving around and you should do ok.
 
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use dino oil when breaking in, start by doing some launches at 1k, do a few there, and then start getting it up in 2000 range after launching. keep going up by 1000. you might wanna start launching at 2000ish after a while. keep going up 1000rpms until you hit redline. maybe 3 runs per k. do this for about the first five dozen or so miles on your car. then drive it lightly on the street for a couple hundred. like you can do normal driving, just dont beat on it.
 
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:23 PM
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if its got 217 on it & it runs good --stick with what you've been using-- it seems to work
 
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