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Old 10-23-2013, 10:27 PM   #18
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How to brake, its that silly little pedal between the go fast pedal, and the number change pedal
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:30 PM   #19
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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.




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.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:32 PM   #20
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The BREAK in procedure isn't in picture form.....
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:04 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:07 PM   #22
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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
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:17 PM   #23
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Break it in hard, it's within warranty right?
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:30 PM   #24
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Just a little fun fact:

Did you know that federal safety regulations mandate that brake pedals must be unbreakable?


Think about it....


Now you know!
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:13 AM   #25
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OP- please read this before you do anything:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39955

This is coming from a guy who builds ELITE level racing engines for all forms of racing. He knows his s**t.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:09 AM   #26
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Every car I have ever bought new, I drove like I stole it. An old race car builder told me to do this and my rings would seat properly and I would never a lick of trouble from the motor.

I know that this is a touchy subject but from my personal experience, this is the way to go. Others may disagree.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:44 AM   #27
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Well guys thanks for all the input on braking in the camaro. The one thread on
braking in a engine hard was a interesting read and clarified a bunch of my
thoughts on the importance of seating the rings and getting a good seal. I
never own a aluminum block and just didn't know. Thanks guys
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:04 AM   #28
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Well guys thanks for all the input on braking in the camaro. The one thread on
braking in a engine hard was a interesting read and clarified a bunch of my
thoughts on the importance of seating the rings and getting a good seal. I
never own a aluminum block and just didn't know. Thanks guys
Wow, did all those hints go right over your head?? It's BREAK, not brake. Brakes are for stopping....
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:18 PM   #29
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Every car I have ever bought new, I drove like I stole it. An old race car builder told me to do this and my rings would seat properly and I would never a lick of trouble from the motor.

I know that this is a touchy subject but from my personal experience, this is the way to go. Others may disagree.
I do not disagree.

OP, say "brake in" one more time and I will fly over your car and poop towards it. Kidding.

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Old 10-24-2013, 01:43 PM   #30
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Wow, did all those hints go right over your head?? It's BREAK, not brake. Brakes are for stopping....
Thanks JJ, what can i say i suck at spelling! On the flip side I didn't join to get spelling lessons but to get good information on breaking in the LS3. I have to say its way more fun to break in like the other thread said to
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:36 PM   #31
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I just drove it normal... gunned it when needed, cruised it when needed. I had no specific method to its 'break in' period... i do believe i will have 0 issues in the future, and if i do, GM will probably place the blame on my tune, headers, intake, or SC'r at this point lol
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:31 PM   #32
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Thanks JJ, what can i say i suck at spelling! On the flip side I didn't join to get spelling lessons but to get good information on breaking in the LS3. I have to say its way more fun to break in like the other thread said to
No problem, just giving you a little lip. I drove mine "somewhat" easy for the first few 100 miles, then started letting her have it. Changed the oil at 1200 miles and then again at 2000 when I installed cam.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:30 PM   #33
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Park it out in Brown Town over night for a night or two. IT WILL GET BROKEN IN. BEST DAM BREAKIN YOU'LL EVER HAVE
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:23 AM   #34
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engines should be broke in hard. rear ends should be broke in lightly. the best truck my family ever owned was a 85 Suburban with a 350. It was pulling a huge camper all over the country for the 1st 50,000miles on the thruway from the day it pulled off the lot. The think got 17mpg and had more power than any 350 or 5.3l iv ever drove. that thing would roast the tires with ease.
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