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This is a discussion on newbie question within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; i just got my 07 wrx, and i have been trying to keep the rpm under 4k. also, on th ...

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    Registered User wannabewrx's Avatar
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    newbie question

    i just got my 07 wrx, and i have been trying to keep the rpm under 4k. also, on th freeway, i keep the mph under 70. only have about 130 miles on it and i am just wondering what is the best way to break it in? and if i do go over the 4k rpm is it really bad???

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    Registered User drummerboy's Avatar
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    Welcome! and congrats on the 07.

    First off, please do a search first whenever you have a question. Lots of info can be had... especially for break-in.

    So that the thread doesn't become a useless "why don't you search" thread, here it goes:
    You can find how to break-in the car in the owner's manual. It says to keep it under 4000 rpm, not to keep a constant speed (i.e. fluctuate it whenever you can ... normal city driving is fine but on the highway make sure you don't keep it constant). Others might tell you different, but I found it sure helped my car... and so far I haven't had to top up between oil changes (and I do check the levels).

    Have fun!

    Edit: Oh, and keeping it under 4000 rpm allows everything to seat properly and get everything broken in. Others have thrashed the car before break-in was done and say they didn't have any problems while others do... There will always be an endless debate on that, but I say play it safe, you can't go wrong by following the manufacturer's directions anyway.
    Last edited by drummerboy; 10-10-2006 at 08:02 PM.
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    ^^^ Smart guy

    But I can definitely imagine it would be hard to not go WOT everywhere!
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