I've always wondered how much damage, if any, is done when the engine is just cranking. In the old days I think the break in paste got wiped off but the new stuff is supped to cling better.
They have been lucky or they just don’t tell when they wipe a cam. That gorilla snot lube is more than likely wiped off during the first few initial spins. That’s why it’s important to prelube with an electric drill and get it fired off and up to break in rpm immediately.Like the guy's on the performance TV shows. lol They seem to not waste cams when they run into problems during the initial start.
I've seen them crank and crank on those shows. lol