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    Break in period

    Is there a standard benchmark mileage to hit before modding the engine, in particular "stage1, or 2"?
    My plan is to buy brand new in a couple months and I'm eager to start modding right away, but I know it's not wise until the car is broken in.

    I've never had a brand new car, or motor to break in before so I'm new to this. Thx!

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    The manufacturer-specified break in period is 1K miles. The do's/don'ts for the break-in period are outlined in the user manual.
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    Oh no..........this thread is dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    Oh no..........this thread is dangerous.
    Because the modifications void warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyoplasm View Post
    Because the modifications void warranty?
    There are a lot of threads on this topic already. Please search around and read through them, and then come back if you have specific questions beyond what is already out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyoplasm View Post
    Because the modifications void warranty?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    There are a lot of threads on this topic already. Please search around and read through them, and then come back if you have specific questions beyond what is already out there.
    ^ This.

    This topic usually ends in arguments. There are many schools of thought. My best advice is do what you feel is best and mention it to no one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyoplasm View Post
    Because the modifications void warranty?
    :facepalm:

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    Ah, well, I "searched" for it briefly and couldn't find it in the stickies I've read. Thx for the warm welcome and advice. I'll do a better search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyoplasm View Post
    Ah, well, I "searched" for it briefly and couldn't find it in the stickies I've read. Thx for the warm welcome and advice. I'll do a better search.
    *Tail between legs*
    This thread has most of the schools of thought in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyoplasm View Post
    Ah, well, I "searched" for it briefly and couldn't find it in the stickies I've read. Thx for the warm welcome and advice. I'll do a better search.
    *Tail between legs*
    Don't feel bad, we're just trying to avoid the ban-fight these threads normally turn in to. Better for everyone that way. At any rate, welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelwfox View Post
    This thread has most of the schools of thought in it.
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    Would you say in the "schools" more bias to the safer side, after the 1st oil change is a good idea? Like I said, I'm new, though I understand their will be varying opinions on a forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyoplasm View Post
    Would you say in the "schools" more bias to the safer side, after the 1st oil change is a good idea? Like I said, I'm new, though I understand their will be varying opinions on a forum.
    I lean more towards following the manual. So yeah after 1000 miles of break-in you should be good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Don't feel bad, we're just trying to avoid the ban-fight these threads normally turn in to. Better for everyone that way. At any rate, welcome!
    Thank You! Just here to learn. Sorry.

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    I personally waited a few thousand miles before I went stage 1, just to make sure my motor wasn't going to pop. Wait at least 1000 miles to be safe.

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    I'm still breaking my engine in at 12,000 miles

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