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What not to do with a new engine. #4557288
10/28/17 02:02 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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Covers Break-in period.



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Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: StevieC] #4557315
10/28/17 02:28 PM
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Good video. I have always laughed at those that recommend a "drive it like you stole it" break in. People who steal cars do not care what the long term effects are of abusing a new car. Break in periods for most new cars these days are minimal and do not impose any real burden on anyone who cares about their cars. My wife and I went to a Jaguar dealer recently and the sales rep "demonstrated" the performance characteristics of the car by showing us WOT acceleration runs and hard max breaking stops in a car we were interested in. We left the dealer and never went back. We ended up ordering a new BMW to be sure nobody else ever took the car for a test ride. I did the same for my 2016 Charger Scat Pack. Bought the car the day it came in off the truck with only factory and PDI miles. Told the dealer I would not touch a car test driven by anyone else.


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Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: StevieC] #4557316
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15000 posts here. You know what this post is going to do. fence


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Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: StevieC] #4557318
10/28/17 02:30 PM
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Stevie,

Did you change your username from the original one? I don't remember that username until recently.

Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: SilverSnake] #4557335
10/28/17 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted By: SilverSnake
Good video. I have always laughed at those that recommend a "drive it like you stole it" break in. People who steal cars do not care what the long term effects are of abusing a new car. Break in periods for most new cars these days are minimal and do not impose any real burden on anyone who cares about their cars. My wife and I went to a Jaguar dealer recently and the sales rep "demonstrated" the performance characteristics of the car by showing us WOT acceleration runs and hard max breaking stops in a car we were interested in. We left the dealer and never went back. We ended up ordering a new BMW to be sure nobody else ever took the car for a test ride. I did the same for my 2016 Charger Scat Pack. Bought the car the day it came in off the truck with only factory and PDI miles. Told the dealer I would not touch a car test driven by anyone else.


Most new cars only have between 3 and 7 miles on them. Anymore then expect it's been taken for a test drive.


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Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: SilverSnake] #4557343
10/28/17 02:48 PM
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Like you stole it ? ~ nah, no way ~ just did one and drove it like I paid what my first house cost …

Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: SatinSilver] #4557348
10/28/17 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Stevie,

Did you change your username from the original one? I don't remember that username until recently.


Nope, Wayne reactivated my account when I came back. smile


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Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: StevieC] #4557352
10/28/17 02:51 PM
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New cars sitting on the lot or in the showroom are often abused before the new owner takes possession.

The kid in the video has some good points, all common sense.

Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: Indydriver] #4557353
10/28/17 02:52 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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Originally Posted By: Indydriver
15000 posts here. You know what this post is going to do. fence


Just a good video that dispels the myths out there. I have always been light on my vehicles in the first few thousand kilometers and have varied the speed with a conservative RPM.

Once it's broken in then I drive it normally. Now I don't run around flooring a cold engine but I also don't sit in the driveway and have a cup of coffee waiting for the engine to warm up either and I live within about 2 miles of a highway that I take frequently and we get some pretty cold temperatures here. No issues. grin

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Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: StevieC] #4557364
10/28/17 03:03 PM
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Also , do not forget to check fluids and air pressure ( in the spare , also ) .

Do not neglect to change oil and filter . Do not neglect to service the other filters and fluids .

Do not hot rod it .

Remember , the floor board is not an ash tray or trash can .

Remember , it does not cost all that much to wash the car .

Best of luck to you , :-)


Wyr
God bless
Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: StevieC] #4557365
10/28/17 03:04 PM
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Have always thought the first 100/500 is really important and happened to buy the Tahoe about 100 miles from home…so used the Nav in small bites to run me through some farm to market roads I had never used before … we had a pleasant drive … just not a quick drive …

Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: StevieC] #4557366
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I've only had 2 brand new cars, both manual transmission Toyota engined cars-did some up & downhill driving, no WOT, leaving it in a lower gear going downhill to seat the rings, neither one ever showed any oil consumption between OCs, AT ALL! Now if I was buying a new Demon, a Scat Pack Charger, or a Shelby GT-350 Mustang, it better not have been driven anywhere but off the delivery truck. I've seen what new car salesmen do to demos-it ain't pretty!


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Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: StevieC] #4557392
10/28/17 03:39 PM
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Most of my new vehicles have been low-end models with a 4-cylinder motor. I've always stood on the skinny pedal out of the gate; if for no other reason than it ain't got no ponies to spare. Never had an engine problem - and if I were to have one, I'd want it to blow up at 100 miles as opposed to 100K.

The interweb isn't rife with tales of problems attributed to not following the break-in instructions.

These instructions are buried in the owners' manual - which most folk don't bother to read. If it were so important, manufacturers could put a message on the digital display of new vehicles. Are they doing this?

I think I'll keep burnishing the parts the way I have for a while...

...and like the kid in the video, I have a BSME as well wink

Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4557396
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Originally Posted By: SilverSnake
Good video. I have always laughed at those that recommend a "drive it like you stole it" break in. People who steal cars do not care what the long term effects are of abusing a new car. Break in periods for most new cars these days are minimal and do not impose any real burden on anyone who cares about their cars. My wife and I went to a Jaguar dealer recently and the sales rep "demonstrated" the performance characteristics of the car by showing us WOT acceleration runs and hard max breaking stops in a car we were interested in. We left the dealer and never went back. We ended up ordering a new BMW to be sure nobody else ever took the car for a test ride. I did the same for my 2016 Charger Scat Pack. Bought the car the day it came in off the truck with only factory and PDI miles. Told the dealer I would not touch a car test driven by anyone else.


Most new cars only have between 3 and 7 miles on them. Anymore then expect it's been taken for a test drive.


Most car odometers can be reseted (legaly) for two or three times...that is why you can get a car with 0 miles...

And new cars see a lot of abuse while they are on their way to your dealer...


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Re: What not to do with a new engine. [Re: StevieC] #4557402
10/28/17 03:46 PM
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Drive your new car as if it breaks you have to fix it.


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