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    Engine Break In?

    Hey everyone,


    Dealer had told me 500-800 miles before letting it rip (exact words). Not to use cruise control and if on a long trip to keep at a variable speed not constant. Any thoughts?
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    I have heard a 1000 for break in, but I would listen to your dealer. Not sure though.
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    1,000 miles is the number a lot of people throw around. I've never used a break-in period for cars, and never had problems with them.

    You should change the oil after 1,000-1,500 miles, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImprezaRSTi View Post
    Any thoughts?
    Why worry about what anyone thinks, including the dealer? The people most experienced in building Subaru motors are Subaru. Follow the break-in procedure in the owner's manual only, and follow the maintenance schedule there to the word.
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    Thanks for all the input, better safe than sorry imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Why worry about what anyone thinks, including the dealer? The people most experienced in building Subaru motors are Subaru. Follow the break-in procedure in the owner's manual only, and follow the maintenance schedule there to the word.
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    There is a reason why they say 1000 miles in the owner's manual. The people who know the best are the engineers who built the cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACHAHockey View Post
    You should change the oil after 1,000-1,500 miles, though.
    Why? And yeah, that's a rhetorical question as I already know your answer. Is there any proof as to why this needs to be done? Does it take into consider what the Subaru engineers have concluded as to what's best?
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