New Vehicle Break-In
Notice: Follow these recommended guidelines during the first 2 414 km/1,500 miles of driving this vehicle. Parts have a break‐in period and performance will be better in the long run.
. For the first 2 414 km/ 1,500 miles:
. Avoid full throttle starts and abrupt stops.
. Do not exceed 4,000 engine rpm.
. Avoid driving at any one constant speed, fast or slow.
. Do not drive above 160 km/h (100 mph).
. Avoid downshifting to brake or slow the vehicle when the engine speed will exceed 4000 RPM.
. Do not let the engine labor. Never lug the engine in high gear at low speeds. With a manual transmission, shift to the next lower gear. This rule applies at all times, not just during the break‐in period.
. Do not participate in racing events, sport driving schools, or similar activities
during this break‐in period.
. Check engine oil with every refueling and add if necessary. Oil and fuel consumption may be higher than normal during the first 2 414 km/1,500 miles.
. To break in new tires, drive at moderate speeds and avoid hard cornering for the first 322 km/200 miles. New tires do not have maximum traction and may tend to slip.
. New brake linings also need a break‐in period. Avoid
making hard stops during the first 322 km/200 miles. This is recommended every time brake linings are replaced.
. Should the vehicle be used for racing or competitive driving (after break‐in), the rear axle lubricant must be replaced before hand.