Re: my journey begins
Yup... just pre lube the bearings and the rings as you put everything together, motor oil works just fine if you plan on starting it up soon. You can pre lube with stp if the engine is going to sit for a few more days before starting as the stp will stay put much better with it's honey like consistantly and it'll wash out easily soon after the engine is started. I use stp to pre lube all 4 stroke engine bearings during assembly as well as filling the oil pump with it so it can get a good prime before the first startup. For 2 smokers it works great to keep the rod bearings lubed until the engine starts and then the gas/oil mix will wash it out of the way quickly.