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    2015 Wrx Break in!

    Hey guys new to fourm! I just got a new 2015 WRX WRB and i was curious about this break in period. i have read alot of different things online and i was hoping someone of you vets on here could help me.

    Some people say that you should drive it like you stole it. and others and the manual says to baby it and keep it under 4k RPM for the first 1K miles. Can someone help me please!

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    No, sorry. You've already read all the online stuff. Nobody here has ever designed a Subaru engine. However, Subaru has designed many Subaru engines. Therefore their opinion matters and others do not. Follow their instructions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Division55 View Post
    Hey guys new to fourm! I just got a new 2015 WRX WRB and i was curious about this break in period. i have read alot of different things online and i was hoping someone of you vets on here could help me.

    Some people say that you should drive it like you stole it. and others and the manual says to baby it and keep it under 4k RPM for the first 1K miles. Can someone help me please!
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    I just followed what the manual says with here or there hitting 5k rpm when necessary...

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    I'll chime in, as I just went through a break-in with my rebuilt engine on my 2006 WRX Wagon.

    First period:
    500 miles - 4000rpm limit, SUPER gentle on the throttle, ZERO BOOST.
    non-synthetic oil only - trusted oil filter.
    Total miles on engine: 500

    Second period:
    1000 miles - 4500rpm limit, gentle on the throttle, mild boost.
    full oil change - non-synthetic oil only - trusted oil filter.
    Total miles on engine: 1500

    Third period:
    1000 miles - 5000rpm limit, gentle on the throttle, mild boost.
    full oil change - non-synthetic oil only - trusted oil filter.
    Total miles on engine: 2500


    I did that and I am now at 4500 miles on the engine, zero issues. The shop that did the rebuild supplied the original oil (Motul X-Clean 5w30), I supplied the AMSOil oil filter. For the 2nd and 3rd periods, I used AMSOil Break-In Oil and AMSOil Oil Filters.

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    If the MANUAL and people who BUILT YOUR CAR says to do it a certain way.. you should probably do it that way. Sheesh.
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    just sharing personal experience. it does not mean that the OP has to take my experience and follow it.

    and subaru does make mistakes (like all manufacturers), so following the manual 100% is not always the best idea.

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    Do it by the book. dont beat on it..The first 1000k miles are hard to hold back but you will be happy later down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irickchad View Post
    If the MANUAL and people who BUILT YOUR CAR says to do it a certain way.. you should probably do it that way. Sheesh.
    Haha its people like you that make these fourms stupid. If i have a god damn question that i want to ask, i dont need some asshats smart ass comment. You could have just said i would follow the manual. Thanks Dink!

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    1 - Hello and welcome!

    2 - Follow what the manual and dealership tells you!

    3 - Have fun and be safe!

    4 - First oil change SHOULD be done (in my opinion) at 1k and then every 4k or 5k at the latest, but make sure that you're following the right oil!

    5 - Don't be rude to people here because sometimes people take it personally or things get out of hand, especially over the internet when it's harder to interpret or understand what is being said directly!

    6 - Post if you have any other questions!


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    Quote Originally Posted by irickchad View Post
    If the MANUAL and people who BUILT YOUR CAR says to do it a certain way.. you should probably do it that way. Sheesh.
    Lets try addressing newbs with less condescension and more helpfulness, please.

    I realize it is annoying to many when you see the same questions come up that would seem to have obvious answers to you but please temper your replies anyway. Especially with new folks. If you are not able to, please simply refrain from posting in reply to the questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Division55 View Post
    Haha its people like you that make these fourms stupid. If i have a god damn question that i want to ask, i dont need some asshats smart ass comment. You could have just said i would follow the manual. Thanks Dink!
    You're one pleasant fellow. You're welcome, hope you get your break in period figured out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    Lets try addressing newbs with less condescension and more helpfulness, please.

    I realize it is annoying to many when you see the same questions come up that would seem to have obvious answers to you but please temper your replies anyway. Especially with new folks. If you are not able to, please simply refrain from posting in reply to the questions.

    Thank you for your understanding.
    Noted. No problem, man!
    The Anti-N00b. Use "Search", YES, you need a tune. NO, you don't need a BOV. Don't try to make you car shoot fire, and change your freaking oil.

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