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    Registered User shredwrx91's Avatar
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    Breaking in 2011 wrx

    Hey guys. just got my first, and new wrx!:) love it so far, no complaints. Im thinking a good break in period ins about 3000 miles, only going up to about 4000rpms max. Has anybody herd anything different or better??? first on my list of mods is a sort throw. i'm thinking of getting the double adjustable mode. any suggestions? i posted a few pics you every one to check out. enjoy!
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    Sammich Makin' Pwincess wrxtreme06's Avatar
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    Welcome to the club!

    I would follow the break in outlined in your owners manual

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    Super Moderator (Actually a SuperSpy) SD_GR's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by shredwrx91 View Post
    Has anybody herd anything different or better???
    How would one assess whether something different is better? I can't see how there is a way of knowing without a statistically significant number of cars divided into groups, each group broken in differently, and then... well, I don't know. Do we look at motor longevity? Oil consumption? Compression after x distance? I don't know.

    Given that, I'd just follow what Subaru say; they designed the motor.
    The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry. Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929
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    Registered User dbya rx's Avatar
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    beautiful car. silver is nice, i have a silver 2010. the manual suggests to keep it under 4000 rpm for the first 1k miles, and to vary engine speeds as much as possible, as in dont use cruise control for long periods, for example. it also suggests to change the oil at 3k miles.

    i would just follow what the booklet says as everyone said before me. enjoy your new car.
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    hola and a congrats on the car

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    Grats on the car and welcome! Just follow what Subaru says in the manual, for the first 1000 miles:

    1. Do not go beyond 4k RPM
    2. No fast starts or stops, except in emergencies.
    3. Vary engine speeds

    I know getting to 1k miles is painful, but in my case it only took 2 weeks! Enjoy the car!

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    Welcome.You want to follow break in instructions till 3k?Good luck with that,lol.But seriously just follow the manual.
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    Wants to Sell His Honyota Civilander..Any Takers? BigDaddyRex's Avatar
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    FWIW - I suffered my way through the 1000k break-in mostly staying within the book, but a few runs up toward 6000k here and there just may have happened and I think both my car and I will survive. Just don't make a habit of it. Maybe you'll do better than me at resisting the call of the boost ....
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