Originally Posted by sgoldste01
OK, so my interpretation of this is:
- We should follow the break-in process (no cruise control; no exceeding 4k RPM; etc.) for 3k miles, not the 1k miles stated in the owner's manual.
- We should perform the first oil change at 3k miles, not at the 7500 miles stated in the owner's manual.
- When changing the oil at 3k miles, at that point we can begin using the recommended synthetic oil.
Does that sound about right?
It is unlikely any harm will come if you go over 4k RPM for brief periods as long as the engine is fully warmed up, and may even be better for break-in according to some.
According to the manual, oil change at 3k miles is not required for the 2.0 engine, it is required at 7.5k miles, and synthetic oil is required. 0w20 is not even necessarily required, but advised for maximum efficiency.