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    Break in period

    I am picking my car up tomorrow.... Hopefully. What is the break in period?
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    First 1k miles keep it under 3k rpm's-3500 max. I increased it to 4,00rpm's till 1500 then from there as I saw fit, I have 3k and yet to red line it so.
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    The owners manual says to keep it under 4000 rpm's for the first 1000 miles. I'm at 384 miles, long way to go...lol

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    Just follow the owners manual...
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    Stink eye mob #727
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    All you have to remember is that its called the "break in" period,not the "break it" period!!!
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    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd92677 View Post


    lol, right?




    To add to what others have stated, don't ever cruise at one RPM for the first 1000 miles (this means NO cruise control). Try to vary your RPMs a lot, and engine break at every opportunity.

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    Drive it easy for 200 miles or so with stop and go. Then after that you are fine to drive it how you like. Just don't hold at high rpms for the first 500 miles or so but you can definitely get on it. They just put them 1000 mile under 3500 rpm for liability reasons and morons that don't know what they are doing.

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    Does anyone know how to get a 2011 Wrx owners manual online?
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    It will come with the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twister8008 View Post
    Does anyone know how to get a 2011 Wrx owners manual online?
    what would you like to know.

    Do you have the VIN? You can use the VIN to register at my https://www.subaru.com/my-subaru/aud...inmethod=email & the manual is available there.
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    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

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    Well, the car was accidentally not loaded on the truck, so now I am waiting another week....I waited ten years for this car.... Why the heck is 4 weeks so dang hard! LOL :P
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    Are the Sti bushings installed automatically if the short throw shifter is installed on the wrx?
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    I was able to talk them down to 650 vs 785 because of the car delay. not too shabby
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    STI short shifter comes with the linkages.The SPT bushings may have to be brought seperately & installed by the dealer.Your dealer can confirm this for you.There are't a whole lot of people with the factory short shifter.
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    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

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