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eagle1 10-23-2013 08:12 PM

Best way to break in engine on 2014 ss/rs 1le
 
Hi just bought a new ss and just wanted to see what the word is on brake in on the new camaro's with the Ls3. Im getting a few different ways to go about it. I would like to hear what the best way is to go about it. Im new here and i hope to learn some great stuff on the camaro. Thanks
Semper Fi
Luis

SemperGumby 10-23-2013 08:15 PM

I drove mine pretty gingerly til 500 to 600 miles then let loose on it like I stole it. That's what other's I worked with did and it turns out pretty damn well. Just make sure to change the oil after around 1500 miles no matter what you do.

aggieguy13 10-23-2013 08:17 PM

best way to brake is, fill gas tank with jet fuel. your welcome

eagle1 10-23-2013 08:21 PM

I knew some one was going to eat that up once a seen what i wrote! What about the real brake in any ideas!

Iam Broke 10-23-2013 08:24 PM

I got my foot into it during break in but kept it under 4500 rpm for the first 500 miles. Also engine braked a few times per drive. Seated the rings well, hardly any oil in my catch can, just condensate for the most part.

SGDM 10-23-2013 08:29 PM

I dumped the synthetic, put in Pennzoil, drove it like I stole it for 500 miles, put Mobil 1 in it, and all is good. The synthetics are slick and won't allow the rings to seat the cross hatch cylinders.

eagle1 10-23-2013 08:33 PM

I heard pamper for 500 change oil and rip it. I also heard 1000 miles change oil a run it like you stole it. The last one said run for 500 miles change oil run for 2500 miles change oil and run hard. None of this really makes sense to me! I run many 60's gm hot cars and it was a typical deal brake in easy for 500 miles check oil for any signs of metal. If good start getting some heat cycles in and run it hard!

eagle1 10-23-2013 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by SemperGumby (Post 7120267)
I drove mine pretty gingerly til 500 to 600 miles then let loose on it like I stole it. That's what other's I worked with did and it turns out pretty damn well. Just make sure to change the oil after around 1500 miles no matter what you do.

Thanks for the info man.

mrpyle 10-23-2013 08:38 PM

Any thoughts on Royal Purple break in oil??

eagle1 10-23-2013 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Iam Broke (Post 7120301)
I got my foot into it during break in but kept it under 4500 rpm for the first 500 miles. Also engine braked a few times per drive. Seated the rings well, hardly any oil in my catch can, just condensate for the most part.

Did you leave the syn in it broke in with?

eagle1 10-23-2013 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by SGDM (Post 7120313)
I dumped the synthetic, put in Pennzoil, drove it like I stole it for 500 miles, put Mobil 1 in it, and all is good. The synthetics are slick and won't allow the rings to seat the cross hatch cylinders.

Ok i have just under 350 so far in 3 days you think its cool to change it now?

Iam Broke 10-23-2013 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by eagle1 (Post 7120351)
Did you leave the syn in it broke in with?

Factory oil until 1500 miles, then Red Line 5w-30. Penz Ultra starting next change before storage.

eagle1 10-23-2013 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Iam Broke (Post 7120373)
Factory oil until 1500 miles, then Red Line 5w-30. Penz Ultra starting next change before storage.

This is crazy they should brake it the engine at the factory. I hate having to wait! This ride is sick and i cant get in it! Thanks for the info man

fradaj 10-23-2013 09:00 PM

I would say just drive it normally for about 600-1000 miles before any hard driving. I don't think any early oil change is really necessary. Most important thing is not to overheat the engine.

OUR72GTO 10-23-2013 09:03 PM

All in the manual you paid for...:headbang5thgen:

Comrando 10-23-2013 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Iam Broke (Post 7120301)
I got my foot into it during break in but kept it under 4500 rpm for the first 500 miles. Also engine braked a few times per drive. Seated the rings well, hardly any oil in my catch can, just condensate for the most part.

Pretty much what I did. I eased into some WOLs under 4500 RPMs until I hit 500 miles. Then some (well quite a few I guess as my MPG was ~13) harder throttle applications until 1500 miles. Oil change, beat it.
:burnrubber:

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Originally Posted by eagle1 (Post 7120388)
This is crazy they should brake it the engine at the factory. I hate having to wait! This ride is sick and i cant get in it! Thanks for the info man

It's the drive train as well as brakes and engine being broken in. Most buyers don't want a new car with 1500 dyno miles on it.

turboguy327 10-23-2013 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by OUR72GTO (Post 7120452)
All in the manual you paid for...:headbang5thgen:

The BREAK in procedure isn't in picture form.....

aggieguy13 10-23-2013 09:21 PM

How to brake, its that silly little pedal between the go fast pedal, and the number change pedal

Wilsonation 10-23-2013 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by aggieguy13 (Post 7120520)
How to brake, its that silly little pedal between the go fast pedal, and the number change pedal

This! :bellyroll::bellyroll::biggrin::lol::pound::clap:

eagle1 10-23-2013 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Comrando (Post 7120494)
Pretty much what I did. I eased into some WOLs under 4500 RPMs until I hit 500 miles. Then some (well quite a few I guess as my MPG was ~13) harder throttle applications until 1500 miles. Oil change, beat it.
:burnrubber:



It's the drive train as well as brakes and engine being broken in. Most buyers don't want a new car with 1500 dyno miles on it.

Never bought a new hot rod. All i ever had was 60"s hot rods. I build a bunch of sm blk and BB that i would brake in for 500 miles. It also depended if i build it on the tight end of the scale or loses end. I would check for any issues in the oil and go hunt for mustangs!
I would make sure drive train was set up to for hard hits.
Thanks for your input i really need to get some miles in. Maybe ill take a good trip up the coast and put some Highway miles in.

eagle1 10-23-2013 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by turboguy327 (Post 7120508)
The BREAK in procedure isn't in picture form.....

Good one turbo!

Badbubba 10-23-2013 10:04 PM

Drove slightly easy for about the first 300 miles to allow everything else to break in as well. Then rev up to 5500 and easy shift into the next gear. Changed oil at 750 miles with Mobile 1, but Mobile 1 was different back then. Started running it hard, with some easy running in between. 3000 mile was next oil change. Not much oil in my catchcan and I'm in the throttle a lot. Use but don't abuse it.

yellowrs 10-23-2013 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by eagle1 (Post 7120251)
Hi just bought a new ss and just wanted to see what the word is on brake in on the new camaro's with the Ls3. Im getting a few different ways to go about it. I would like to hear what the best way is to go about it. Im new here and i hope to learn some great stuff on the camaro. Thanks
Semper Fi
Luis

Floor it every single time :)

Dizzy82 10-23-2013 10:17 PM

Break it in hard, it's within warranty right?

With envy 10-23-2013 10:30 PM

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