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    I've read here that you should not go WOT until you hit 1000 miles. Is this true? My previous car the break-in consensus was 500 miles. Do I really need to wait until I hit 1000 miles?

    Mine: 2010 Camaro 2SS RS
    Hers: 2010 Wrangler Sahara

    Previous cars: 2000 Z28, 2007 WRX TR

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRM View Post
    I've read here that you should not go WOT until you hit 1000 miles. Is this true? My previous car the break-in consensus was 500 miles. Do I really need to wait until I hit 1000 miles?

    Some say yes some say no. Personally I always follow break-in with a new car. It might not be necessary but it certainly won't hurt. 1k isn't that long to wait. Patience.
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    The consensus here would probably suggest yes. Waiting 800 - 1000 miles is a good idea. I did not go above 5K rpm all but a few times during my break in. I also waited 6600 miles before making the switch to Mobil 1 5W-30. At nearly 28k miles the engine uses no measurable amount of oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    The consensus here would probably suggest yes. Waiting 800 - 1000 miles is a good idea. I did not go above 5K rpm all but a few times during my break in. I also waited 6600 miles before making the switch to Mobil 1 5W-30. At nearly 28k miles the engine uses no measurable amount of oil.

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    Thanks. I thought about synthetic oil to limit duration of changes but the Subaru manual states to change the oil at the recommend schedule no matter what type of oil used. I don't know.
    Mine: 2010 Camaro 2SS RS
    Hers: 2010 Wrangler Sahara

    Previous cars: 2000 Z28, 2007 WRX TR

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