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RAVENOL Break-In Oil SAE 20W-50

RAVENOL Break-In Oil SAE 20W-50 is a mineral feed oil for the start-up filling and breaking-in of repaired or overhauled engines with special high-pressure additives that can withstand very high pressure.

RAVENOL Break-In Oil SAE 20W-50 dispenses with the use of friction coefficient improving additives (friction modifier) to considerably shorten the break-in phase for rebuilt and modified engines. The piston rings are rapidly seated.

Due to its high content of 2.5% ZDDP (zinc dithiophosphate) (equivalent to approx. 2,500 ppm zinc), RAVENOL Break-In Oil SAE 20W-50 is especially recommended for driving classic V8 engines with flat tappets.

RAVENOL Break-In Oil SAE 20W-50 protects the camshaft, lifter and valve train in the running-in phase of the engine.

RAVENOL Break-In Oil SAE 20W-50 is very well suited for all high-lift and high-speed camshafts and regulates the first run-in clearance of engine mounts.

RAVENOL Break-In Oil SAE 20W-50 is well suited for racing engines, which have hardly a warm-up phase.

Application Notes

RAVENOL Break-In Oil SAE 20W-50 serves as a classic break-in oil and therefore can only remain in the engine for a short time (max. 1000km). The particularly high levels of anti-wear additives offer extra protection during the critical break-in phase of rebuilt engines.

Please pay attention to the specifications of your engine reconditioners during the break-in phase. High engine loads and speeds are to be avoided.

Quality Classifications

RAVENOL Break-In Oil SAE 20W-50 is tried and tested for aggregates specifying:


SAE 20w-50


RAVENOL Break-In Oil SAE 20W-50 offers:

  • Very high levels of ZDDP
  • No friction modifier
  • Breaks the engine in as quickly as possible 
RAVENOL Break-In Oil SAE 20W-50

Article number: 1114110

1 L|1114110-001

4 L|1114110-004

20 L|1114110-020

60 L|1114110-060

208 L|1114110-208

Characteristics Unit Data Audit
Density at 20°C kg/m³ 882 DIN EN 12185
Colour rot visual
Viscosity at 100°C mm²/s 18,3 DIN 51562
Viscosity at 40°C mm²/s 160,4 DIN 51 562
Viscosity index VI 127 DIN ISO 2909
CCS Viscosity at -15°C mPa*s 7330 ASTM D5293
Pourpoint °C -33 DIN ISO 3016
Flash point (COC) °C 242 DIN ISO 2592
TBN mg KOH/g 5,0 ASTM D2896
Sulphated ash %wt. 0,9 DIN 51 575
ZDDP Part ppm 2,5 -

All indicated data are approximate values and are subject to the commercial fluctuations.

All information correspond to the best of our knowledge to the actual situation of the cognitions and our development. Subject to alterations. All references made to DIN-norms are only for the description of the goods. There is no guarantee. In case there will be any problems please contact the technical service.


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33819 Werther
Tel.: 05203/9719-0
Fax.: 052039719-40 / 41

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