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This is a discussion on Break in period on a wrx within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Well as of Saturday I got back my bugeye with a new shortblock, and was wondering if the break in ...

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    Break in period on a wrx

    Well as of Saturday I got back my bugeye with a new shortblock, and was wondering if the break in period still applies cuz I have been driving it like that. If so the break in period is until the first oil change, dont go above 4000 rpm's correct? I tried to look in the manual and didnt find anything, maybe I am blind or something...

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    (1000 miles break in period) sounds about right
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    Not 3000 miles? Thats what I thought it was.

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    With a new engine it's also good to go back after 500 miles or so and get all the bolts retorqued.
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    It's good to see you got the bugeye back
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdwstinnovation View Post
    Not 3000 miles? Thats what I thought it was.
    Owners manual states 1000 miles. I believe this is consistent with all the WRX model years in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigB007 View Post
    It's good to see you got the bugeye back
    Yeah its great to have it back. Its like a brand new car now!

    But yeah I found the break in period part of the car manual, and wow I cant believe I didn't find that. Thanks for all the help everyone.

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    1000 miles sounds good. Maybe after 700 or 800 start turning up the fun factor a bit ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    1000 miles sounds good. Maybe after 700 or 800 start turning up the fun factor a bit ...
    I like the way u think.

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    Make sure you change the oil and filter after that first 1k miles.

    That way you're getting rid of all the tiny little metal shavings that work their way into the line that come from burrs, imperfections getting worn off, etc.

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    I never went over 4000 rpm and didn't go WOT for the first 1000 miles. I got the oil changed at the dealer then and started driving with a little more spirit. I still didn't go over 5000 rpm until I hit 1500 miles. I'm not at 1700 miles and will hit 6 grand every now and again. I'd say I drive it normally now...

    I'd definitely get the oil changed at 1000 miles just to make sure any metal particles are out of there before hitting higher rpms...
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    Awesome thanks for the information guys.

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