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Caterpillar 3208 Solutions This sub-forum is hosted by Mike Hohnstein who has been at this kind of thing for 50+ years now, guess I'm addicted. The saga has been all about progressively larger shop space since then. Honestly, never wanted to get into the CAT 3208's that were originally considered to be a throwaway engine but that's all that works in a FC in my world. Same thing with my Ford toter, that came with a NA, too much effort to hang in a 6, so been at it with the CAT V-8 for 20 years now. In reality you can get excellent life out of a CAT 3208 if it's built correctly. Post your questions about the CAT 3208 engines here and Mike will try to help you out.

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Old 09-28-2019
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Default Break In Oil Recommendations?

I am getting real close to putting oil in my Reviva “drop in” reman 3208.

I would appreciate any recommendations regarding the “break in” process,
especially regarding the oil I should use for the break in period.

I was looking a just using Delo 400 15/40, and adding some ZDDP
(not sure how much to add though)....

thanks, dave
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My first trip with the reman engine will be about 1000 miles
(including a stop at WOG rally), and I was thinking that I would
change the oil after that trip...does that make sense?
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I suggest you talk to the rebuilder and follow their requirements.
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10-4, makes sense...
I understand that there are a few other folks who have recently
gone through this process too, any input is appreciated...
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You might want to look into this oil. I wouldn't run it for more than 200-400 miles.
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Bobbie,
I didn’t know there was another SP owner in Jacksonville.
Let’s get together sometime!
Dave
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Sure. I bought Chip Lamb's SP36. I'll PM my contact info.
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