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    Curtis,

    What can you tell me about my initial driving habits aas they relate to proper break in of my car?

    bakaroma

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    Re: break in

    My understanding is that now tolerences are so close there really isn't much need.

    Click'n, Clack, confirmed this on a radio show. However, you don't want to be driving fast at the same speed. You don't want to be pulling a boat (especially a 27 footer.) I think the break-in period was mostly to seat the rings.

    Real mechanics will have better info.
    CH

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      Re: break in

      Originally posted by bakaroma View Post
      Curtis,

      What can you tell me about my initial driving habits aas they relate to proper break in of my car?

      bakaroma
      Gee, what did your selling dealer tell you? Or the owners manual say?

      How can you buy a car and the salesman not tell you how to break in your new car????

      1) Avoid hard breaking (if possible) for the first 200 miles to allow the breaks to seat in.

      2) Avoid cruise control for the first 600 miles. Constant speed can (in very rare instances) cause the oil rings to align and cause blow by.

      3) Take your oil minder all the way to zero, as there is break-in oil in the engine from the factory. After that you can change oil as often as desired.

      4) Don't tow any 27' boats for the first 500,000 miles to allow the rest of the car to settle in.

      Other than that, drive normally and buy your car from someone that cares about doing his job right. For the extra money you pay, shouldn't you get extra value from your salesman?
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        Re: break in

        Curtis,

        To clarify for Ron's sake, I am picking up my gx Friday. I just wanted a heads up.

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