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    My New 2013 Subaru WRX Sedan

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    I am new to this forum and just want to be acquainted. I just go a 2013 Wrx and I am just wondering if anybody have any tips in breaking in the car. I read around and people said you need to baby it and people said run it hard so the rings will have a nice seal and wouldn't lose future power in the car.

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    Owners manual says 1000 miles under 4k rpm. That's what I'd recommend as the engineers that built the car knows a hell of a lot more than any one else
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    I see. I heard that you can work your car one or two times really hard when your clutch is already engaged but don't red line it of course just to break in the rings for a great seal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blee5192 View Post
    I see. I heard that you can work your car one or two times really hard when your clutch is already engaged but don't red line it of course just to break in the rings for a great seal.
    That's what some people on the internet say.

    This is what Subaru says:

    1000 miles: Drive calmly for the first 1,000 miles and vary your driving with a normal mix of city and highway.

    Always note the blue 'cold engine' light on the dashboard- its a visual reminder that the engine is cold.
    Avoid hard starts and stops.
    Avoid over-revving the engine, try to keep RPMs under 4000.
    Vary your speeds over the full range of city and highway driving
    Don't use cruise control much, if at all.
    City and freeway driving is fine because that will vary the speeds
    It's your decision whose advice you want to follow. I followed Subarus.

    This isn't to say you can't give it some boost, don't drive it like it'll catch on fire, give it maybe 50% throttle here and there up to that 4k limit just to get a little boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    That's what some people on the internet say.

    This is what Subaru says:



    It's your decision whose advice you want to follow. I followed Subarus.

    This isn't to say you can't give it some boost, don't drive it like it'll catch on fire, give it maybe 50% throttle here and there up to that 4k limit just to get a little boost.
    i see. Thank you so much! That's what I thought until I started doubting myself when I read the forums of what others had to say about it. I'll work the boost in a little at a time! =]

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