New Engine, Many Plastic Parts, Special Break-in Oil?

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Just got this new 4 cylinder put together and want to break it in right while it’s still on the stand

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It’s a neat model with a timing belt, working valvetrain, and spark plugs that light up in time.
 
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I wouldn't dare give advice as to what oil to use for fear you might take it. I will say that is the neatest thing I've seen for a while.😀
 
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Call the kit maker. If you guess and guess wrong, you may wreak a lovely engine. Were there any information in the kit? Maybe no oil is recommended.
 
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I agree it's possible that no oil is recommended...
First, it's not an actual combustion engine.
Also, oil would eventually flow to the bottom and might make it look nasty/messy, which the maker would not want
Very cool though, thanks for posting :D
 
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Whatever you use, make sure to change early, and then change often. Can never be too careful, might wind up with an oil burner otherwise...

Fun project. I remember building one as a kid. But do they still have a distributor? or did they turn the page and go coil on plug?
 

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Whatever you use, make sure to change early, and then change often. Can never be too careful, might wind up with an oil burner otherwise...

Fun project. I remember building one as a kid. But do they still have a distributor? or did they turn the page and go coil on plug?
It has a distributor on the back of the head
 
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