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    Any advice on breaking in my WRX

    My manual says to not take over 4000rpm for the first 1000miles, does anyone else have any advice about the subject?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXgetsmeoff! View Post
    My manual says to not take over 4000rpm for the first 1000miles, does anyone else have any advice about the subject?
    People all have different theories on the break in period. Mine is that Subaru has probaly spent a fair amount of time researching it (more much then the average joe) so following their rules is only logical. 1000 miles will go by quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 302@12psi View Post
    People all have different theories on the break in period. Mine is that Subaru has probaly spent a fair amount of time researching it (more much then the average joe) so following their rules is only logical. 1000 miles will go by quickly.

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    I know I made sure to constantly vary my RPMs (as per Subaru's suggestion). If you do a search, you could probably find quite a few threads discussing this.
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    do what you want.... i've read drive it like you stole it, i've read follow directions... i say do what you watn.

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    There is no need to be super-strict with it. If you go over 4k a couple of times, so what. Just don't go full throttle if you can help it, don't redline it and don't drive at a constant RPM. 4k-5k is the highest you should go while still under 1k miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXgetsmeoff! View Post
    My manual says to not take over 4000rpm for the first 1000miles, does anyone else have any advice about the subject?
    Don't drive off a cliff, don't slam it in reverse while going 90 mph forward, uhhh...

    I could come up with more, but I'll stop being a smart@ss...


    consistently change up your RPMs when driving, but still keep it below...and don't beat on the tranny...but don't exactly baby it, or else it will get used to being babied...
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    This thing has reverse?
    Wow!
    All this time I've been pushing it out of the garage!

    I should check my dirt bike and see if it has a reverse too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXgetsmeoff! View Post
    This thing has reverse?
    Wow!
    All this time I've been pushing it out of the garage!

    I should check my dirt bike and see if it has a reverse too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msedly View Post
    There is no need to be super-strict with it. If you go over 4k a couple of times, so what. Just don't go full throttle if you can help it, don't redline it and don't drive at a constant RPM. 4k-5k is the highest you should go while still under 1k miles.
    That is pretty much what I did. Zero oil consumption at 30k miles.

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