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to be hard on the car for the first 500 miles i hear some say to take it easy, but others say drive like you naturaly would....

i was just wondering because i don't know if i'll be able to resist smoking out scotty's dealership when i take delivery.:roxor::roxor::roxor::drool:
 

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anyone that knows me know how i like to break in my new tires....

so i gotta know
 

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i know what you mean.I hear ppl say take it easy,or break it in but its so hard to resist!For me im ususly burning them on the test drive.....With my Z i waited untill they had check in hand the with about 10 ppl watching i smoked them up in the dealers lot.
 

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i think i'm going to do the same but i don't want to hurt my baby
 

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lmao!!!! btw how is your rear end coming along? what did the wife say?

**** that sounded bad
 

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LOL My Rearend is Just find Kinda sore from sitting alot today....HAHA oh My vette Well Kinda Having trouble Finding A gear Set....I found a New Housing...Just working on Gears Now....Lol Ive been avoiding the Wife. I go to Bed after She Does Wake B4 her....So As far as i know Shes Cool lol
 

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any other imput?
I've heard this too, I know when my parents bought their 4Runner (....:lookandleave:) they were told to drive it easy for the first 500 miles or so.

The only thing that's going to save me from just pounding on the Camaro as soon as I get it is the fact that I'm just learning to drive a manual for the Camaro, so I'll still be pretty new and taking it easier than I normally would until I get comfortable with it.
 

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Today's cars are manufactured with fewer tolerance issues in the motors. The only break-in you need to do is maybe vary your rpm's during the first few hundred miles. In other words, don't get on the highway and cruise for 300 miles at just 2000 rpm. I also like to change the oil at the first 1K miles to full synthetic and then every 3-5K after that.

Like modsled, I'll be 'paving' the dealers lot with a fresh coat of rubber!:D
 

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Drive it like you stole it.I have never done a recomended break in on any thing.If its going to cut loose it will do it anyway.Break it in the way the vehicle was designed to run."All Out":bowtie_gold:
 

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i have been told mainly just to keep it at varying RPMs. like was said before dont just let it sit at 2k or 3k for extented peroids of time. this means if you do take a long cruise, run it up and down dont just hit 65 and call it a day.
 

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I have always heard to let it break in the first 500 miles but if you were to open it up and something were to break, it was going to break anyway. Also I heard that the LS2s "use" oil. about a quart between changes. Then it was posted on LS2 forum somewhere that if you drive it hard during the break in period then it doesnt "use" oil. It may have to do with synthetic oil, it comes in the LS2s and I am sure the LS3s also. FWIW
I dont think I will be bringing the rpms to the redline mark during the "breakin period" but I will be a little hard on it.
 

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If you want power, break it in hard, even on today's cars. The engine overhaul books have not changed their recommendations from 30 years to today, they state, in plain English, that if you do not supply the necessary pressure to seat the rings, which comes from the upper RPM range, that you will have issues ranging from a lack of power to as serious as oil blow-by and then have to rebuild it all over again.

The car before last I purchased, had zero miles on the odometer when I picked it up (The last car I had already had 800 miles, so I missed break-in). I babied the throttle, followed the instructions in the manual on how to take care of it for the first few thousand miles. Well, awhile later I dyno'ed it, around the same time a friend on the forum I was on, also dyno'ed his unmodified car, but he broke it in hard. A 25 WHP difference in a 3.0L DOHC V6.
 

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If you want power, break it in hard, even on today's cars.
Break it in hard, well I guess that's just a sacrifice I will have to make.:D
 

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No worrys, it will be broke in JUST FINE by the time you get home!
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See listen to that service, that's why he deserves our business. He's always going above and beyond what is asked.
 

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No worrys, it will be broke in JUST FINE by the time you get home!
Scotty, how many miles do new cars come with on them by the time you get them. Are they still 0? Will we be able to put mile 1 on them ourselves?
 
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