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Old 05-07-2012, 03:32 AM   #1
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Breaking in the camaro, question.

So I have about 500 miles on my new camaro. I usually drive it between 30-45 mph so far. But there has been times
Where I've gone 0-70 like 3 times. I've never
Floored it yet, and I know I have to take it easy for the first 1000 miles. I haven't don't anything too severe have I? Is I okay to drive it on the highway yet? Thanks guys. My camaro is a 1lt btw
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:13 AM   #2
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I wouldn't worry too much. The manual says to keep the RPMs under 4000. So long as you do that your ok.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:34 AM   #3
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This topic is pretty torn, I have Though, repeatedly, Heard from several very skilled tuneshops etc that newer engines dont need breaking in.

Who knows...
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:29 AM   #4
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:39 AM   #5
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definately keep it under 4krpm for the first 2K miles or so and do not drag or try and launch before that or your warranty is toast....after 2K open her up a little, this is a camaro after all and not a damn Prius. Chevy built these to play with not drive miss daisy....
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:39 AM   #6
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This topic is pretty torn, I have Though, repeatedly, Heard from several very skilled tuneshops etc that newer engines dont need breaking in.

Who knows...
^^ is correct. They don't. The "break-in" oil rumors and other things you hear are a myth. The manual tells you to keep it under 4k RPM for the first 1500 miles. Certainly can't hurt to do that, and I suspect that they want the bearings to "wear-in" a bit before you hammer it too hard.

I've owned many a new high-performance car in my day, and most were on the racetrack within a few-hundred miles of ownership. Drive it like you want to drive it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:53 AM   #7
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:42 AM   #8
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #9
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Drive it the way you normaly drive any other day. Nothing good ever comes from hesitating.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #10
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Is it wrong that I saw the user name "SugeKnight" and assumed the OP was asking about "Breaking into the Camaro"...?
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:02 AM   #11
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Is it wrong that I saw the user name "SugeKnight" and assumed the OP was asking about "Breaking into the Camaro"...?

This just made my day
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:31 AM   #12
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Hard break in = maybe a little looser assembly = more HP,
BUT
for exteneded durability without failures = follow break in recommendations.

IE,,,, GO HARD GO NOW ... But don't expect it to last over 100k without a rebuild.

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Old 05-28-2012, 08:42 PM   #13
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i gave her the juice right off the lot...if there is something wrong with it i want to know...plus its covered t0 100,000miles...so im not worried hahah i eased up on her now but her first 100 miles were a blast!!!
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:19 AM   #14
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Just drive it. Drove mine across country @ 1500 miles.
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