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Old 05-09-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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How are you breaking them in?

I want to know how everyone is breaking in there cars.

Have hit 5K once usually hit only 4k-4.5k have 200 miles on the car. Have not pushed the pedal all the way to the floor and have not done anything with the traction control. It has all been mainly in town driving except of couple of miles of 65 mile zone area. Have had it up to 72, but did not break 4000 RPM or over 55 for the first 100 miles. I have the auto.

So have I been bad and possible hurt my car? Or is this ok?

Anyhelp or telling how you have been doing it would be great.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:29 PM   #2
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I usually go "easy" on the car for the first 1200 miles...

Scott, ya didn't buy a mustang - you're ok!
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:50 PM   #3
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I haft to be honest, I have not been very nice to my car, but theirs always the warranty. I know, I know you don't haft to yell at me, but Mustangs have been harassing me and I can't let them get away with it.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:57 PM   #4
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ill go easy first few hundred, change oil, and then raise hell!!!
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:24 PM   #5
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Break in is such a farce in today’s times. Break the car in the way you are going to drive it… Most all engines today are roller so really only the piston rings need to be broke in; which comes with time. Look at how most high performance engines are broke in; 30 minutes on the dyno to check and make sure all is good and then “BAM” time to see what she’s got. … Me, I’m driving it like I am normally going to drive it… I will change the oil at 500 miles then call it good. If it’s going to break it’s going to break; not much anyone can do about faulty parts and or craftsmanship. This is how I have broken in all of my high-performance engines and I have not hade one issue.
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:25 PM   #6
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i was thinking easy the first 500 then change the oil. AND SUPER CHARGERRRR!!!
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Old 05-09-2009, 02:57 PM   #7
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:43 PM   #8
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ill go easy first few hundred, change oil, and then raise hell!!!
Now THIS is a plan And I interpret "going easy" as don't hit the rev limiter and don't stand hard on the brakes until "things" settle in.
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Old 05-09-2009, 03:52 PM   #9
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Agree with Killer.

Modern engines are nothing like their counterparts of a decade or two ago. Bearing and ring materials are completely different and the level of finish on the crank/rods and cylinder walls is excellent. Valvetrains are also ready to go. These are roller drivetrains so varying the rpm isn't necessary like flat tappets for oil dispersion and tappet rotation.

The professional builders I have dealt with warm up the motor at 1,500 - 2,500 rpm, check for leaks and set the timing/fuel ratios. Then they change the oil and filter to get rid of any residual dirt/particles/break-in lube.

After that, they fire it back up, bring it to temperature and hammer it for as many dyno runs as necessary. This is from personal experience and there are probably factory GM types that know a whole lot more that can chime in.

Basically you are probably pretty safe in whatever break-in method you choose. GM tests these things to failure to make sure you don't...

If you want to be super safe, get to 500 miles to cover the drivetrain and brakes. Matter of fact you can do the pump and fade method to break the brakes in quicker. Change the eingine oil to get out any residual crap. Then fire it up and hammer it !!!

C'mon Scott. You know you wanna.....
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:24 PM   #10
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i kinda planned on hitting the speed limiter on the way home from the dealership! that appears to be a problem now...hmm...
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:14 PM   #11
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i kinda planned on hitting the speed limiter on the way home from the dealership! that appears to be a problem now...hmm...
I wouldn't do this now. The reason behind the 55 mph speed limit is because the brakes, tranny and drive train still need to be set and broke in. Not following this can lead to catastrophic failure within the first couple hundred miles when trying to stop.
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:28 AM   #12
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I wouldn't do this now. The reason behind the 55 mph speed limit is because the brakes, tranny and drive train still need to be set and broke in. Not following this can lead to catastrophic failure within the first couple hundred miles when trying to stop.
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what is "advanced remote start"?
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2-way technology and a convenient display screen shows the vehicles current status (locked or remote-start engaged, for instance) and critical vehicle data, including tire air pressure, fuel level, odometer and theft alarm status. This fob offers greater operating range then the factory keyless entry system, and can control a second, ARSS-equipped vehicle.

Remote start package only includes one remote key fob.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:59 AM   #14
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Does anyone plan on putting in Slick 50 or similiar product on their first oil change, or is this a waste of money?
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