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This is a discussion on New Break In Method... within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I was talking to my friends in Japan about their new cars' break-in period...based on their input, here's what I ...

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    My Break-In...

    I was talking to my friends in Japan about their new cars' break-in period...based on their input, here's what I did:

    On the first couple of days (bought the car with 8 miles on the odometer) I drove it like I hated it for 100 miles (10 mile intervals and letting it cool down for about 2 hours in between, assuring there was white smoke from floating out to ensure the seals were sealing). I changed the oil at 120, and then I babied it for 2000 miles. Then I reset the ECU and began to drive it like I normally would...if stuff was gonna break right away, I wanted to make sure it was gonna so that I had no mod's and the warranty to cover any thing breaking...and I think I did it right


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    I dont have a WRX, but in my camaro i took it to up to 142(limited) within the first 100 miles. I think i was at 70-85 miles at the time. I always gunned it. The car runs great now. When it was stock i always raped stock camaro's and firebirds.
    I do agree with your friend 100% - Do it hard


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    People have been breaking in engines driving easy for a long time - at least my lifetime, for sure. Manufacturers have been recommending the same for decades. This might not be the only way to break in a new motor, but it's certainly not wrong!
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    Josh's break-in method in the above thread appears reasonable to me. But then, everyone has different requirements.

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    break in

    I think I will be following the instructions for break-in that are specified in the owners manual. I think its probably the safest route. Under 4000 for 1000, easy to remember

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    Mods = yes

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    I subscribe to the philosophy of varying the rpms when it's new. Varying RPMS also happens to be what the mfg techs recommends.

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