1. That's up to you, if you want to beat the crap out of the car before breakin you will be the only one affected by the extra stress. I followed the owners manual with my breakin and do not consume any oil and the motor pulls fine. Knock yourself out with whatever you want to do through.Originally Posted by toolnoodle666
2. No need to cover the IC but I wouldnt POUR water into the area. You'll get water in there everytime it rains or snows and the IC is usually warm enough to evaproate it on spot.