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Old 11-10-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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Break in

Who's going to take it easy and break the car in properly and who's going to say screw it and open it up as soon as they pull off the lot?
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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haha here we go with this can o' worms again. But regardless, IMO you should break a car in hard.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:38 PM   #3
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haha here we go with this can o' worms again. But regardless, IMO you should break a car in hard.
wasn't aware that this had been discussed already. if so, can you point me to the thread?
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:38 PM   #4
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I know Chevy has warned against going over 80, but I do not remember the specifics.
@ Stieger I'm not saying you are wrong, but do you have any evidence this works?
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:01 PM   #6
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http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars...k-in-a-new-car

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Old 11-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #7
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wasn't aware that this had been discussed already. if so, can you point me to the thread?
ha no not specifically. The easy vs hard break in has been argued forever
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:16 PM   #8
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ha no not specifically. The easy vs hard break in has been argued forever
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:32 PM   #9
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haha here we go with this can o' worms again. But regardless, IMO you should break a car in hard.
That philosophy has never worked against me.... as long as you change oil early too and keep alert on all systems. Why do the call it B R E A K in? See if it breaks?
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:35 PM   #10
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the link I posted from popular mechanics is pretty informative. Albeit, the opinion of one person, he does make a good argument. basically, don't be too hard but don't be too gentle either. that's what i took from it
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:50 AM   #11
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Wouldn't an RPM limit make more sense than a MPH limit?


Keeping the speed under 80 is one thing, doing 75 in first gear is entirely different.
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The "Darin" procedure should be what all ZL1 owners need to do.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ighlight=darin

I broke-in my SS this way and I'm pleased I did.
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Wouldn't an RPM limit make more sense than a MPH limit?


Keeping the speed under 80 is one thing, doing 75 in first gear is entirely different.
You still need to keep your MPH down for a bit to get things to set in right. I would not go over 4K RPM's for the first 800 miles. And Change the oil at 800 miles along with rear end fluid.
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Do what this article says. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ighlight=darin
I totally agree with this break in.
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