Originally Posted by luan87us
Yea as a engineer student (focus on manufacturing) I don't see how a company would make a product and leave the consumer to make sure everything is within clearance. The piston's rings should be sealed already coming from factory because they done quite a bit of testing on the car before releasing it. Although it wouldn't hurt to follow what the manufacturer manual advices. I've never went WOT before so hopefully temptation won't be a problem for me.
You can never really be sure. Take the STi's for example. There are a lot of reports where people were driving them hard before the 1,000 mile mark and they ended up getting ringland failure from improper sealing, and then had to get their motors replaced under warranty.