What's the right way to Break In your Engine?

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    For the first 100 miles, drive it for longer distances as much as possible. Use all the speeds within the legal limit. Get up on the highway and D_R_I_V_E! Work the engine! Make sure you do not drive it at one set speed for days on end, meaning don't take the back roads only and drive only 30 mph. Open that baby up and get the engine cranking! No one wants the car that grandma only took out on Sundays to go to church and it never saw a speed above 30mph. That engine was never broke in and will not last under normal usage.

    Engines were designed to be worked, not babied and pampered. You can kill a good engine by being extra cautious about working it too much. Sometimes you need to open that engine up so it can blow out built up junk.
    Drive it the way your going to drive it. At 2,000 miles change the oil. Install a magnetic oil plug, this will pick up any metal particles in your oil due to machining that the oil filter doesn't catch. If the idiot behind the counter says there's no such thing as a magnetic oil plug, wrap a thin coated wire around your plug and strike each end on both posts of the battery, this will magnetize it. I'm a firm believer in "Teflon" additives for your engine after 5,000 miles. The doors on your car will rot off before the engine goes.
    Kick it in the butt! train it the way you want it to behave! if you break something, its covered on warranty.. Just don't break the law... Well... not when the cops are around to see it..

    Modern engines today are much different then the engines of yesterday, believe it or not, they can take more misuse and abuse. They handle heat better, they are much more rigid in construction due to high tech assembly. Some parts do not even need gaskets today as a gasket basically forms a tight fit on metal parts that were not machined perfectly..

    In 'olden' days, we were told not to drive over 60MPH for the first 200 miles, never with a steady foot and no quick acceleration (jack rabbit starts)Then for the next 800 miles not to exceed 70MPH .. Then at 1,000 miles we needed to take our new car back to the dealer so they could inspect and tighten everything back up..


    Now engines are designed to be used, to be worked, to perform, so let them do their jobs! ;)

    Yupster!!!! I agree!! kick 'em in the butt! If it complains, take it back to the dealer and get a different one..

    back in the 60's I bought a new GTO, i drove it for about 600 miles and the tranny broke off the clutch housing.. Had it towed to the dealer, it was hanging by a few bolts and others were missing. GM workers didn't secure the tranny to the engine.. They wanted to fix it but i said no way! I don't know what damage will show up later as a result.. I wanted a new car exactly like it. I had to wait about 6 weeks but i finally got what I wanted...
    Just before selling it to someone else...
    don't orev too hard for 1st 1000 miles

    You must kill a lot of car engines.

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