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    New Member with 05 STi

    Hello all!

    My friends and I had been talking about what car I should get now that I'm out of college and working with some decent pay. At first I was looking to spend 25k, but after driving an 04 STi, I made my mind up to get an 05.

    Purchased my new 05 yesterday and will be picking it up on April 2nd (for insurance reasons) and then... let the break in begin!

    One of the dealers said something which kinda perplexed me: The engine is pre-broken in at the factory.

    Any thoughts or opinions about break in periods for the STi? What about for transmission and drive train or even the turbo? Are they also broken in or should I just wait the 500miles to let the fun really begin?

    Thanks!
    ~Dayton, OH~
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    you should wait until you break it in before you really get on it

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    breakin is 1000miles then gradually get on it
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    he had to be saying that thinking you would F it up and they could get money out of it

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    Read your owners manual first.

    The salesmen as a whole are idiots and most of the people on this board know more about Subarus than they ever will.

    Keep under 4000rpms for the first 1000 miles and vary the load on the engine (no cruise control )

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    cool, thanks for the advice guys.
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    Welcome to the club and congrats on your new STi.

    As was posted, just follow the manual on your break in and ignore what the dealer said. Mine turned out fine and I followed the plan as prescribed in the manual:<4000 RPM until 1000 miles, not using cruise, and varying the load if possible. I had a few excursions past 4K (it is VERY hard to keep it below 4K as it is just getting into it's power curve) and to date, have not has a single issue. Have fun!!
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    It is soo hard to stay below 4k rpms. but in the long run, way worth the hassle. You will have the car for many thousands of miles. Wait till you feel it rev past that mark!!!!
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    You'll get widely varying opinions about breaking in a car. Some say to carefully follow the instructions in the manual, some say to drive it like you stole it from day 1. I do the first option, because it makes sense to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YBNormal07
    Welcome to the club and congrats on your new STi.

    As was posted, just follow the manual on your break in and ignore what the dealer said. Mine turned out fine and I followed the plan as prescribed in the manual:<4000 RPM until 1000 miles, not using cruise, and varying the load if possible. I had a few excursions past 4K (it is VERY hard to keep it below 4K as it is just getting into it's power curve) and to date, have not has a single issue. Have fun!!
    ^^^ Good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRC_Obsessed
    ^^^ Good advice.

    Congrats on the new purchase. Tomorrow's the big day!
    ugh! i know!!!! i've been thinking about it all day!!! >.< i can't wait!!
    ~Dayton, OH~
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    Picked up today! 100mi so far, been keeping it under 4k rpm. even at those lower rpms it's pretty fast! I'm lovin' it!
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