Originally Posted by JPfail
I'm definitely going to let the dealership know I am unhappy again when I pick up the car this afternoon and if this persists or happens again before my next oil change I'll contact SOA. I'm wishing that it's simply caused by an incomplete break in but at this point its doubtful.
Yeah, N.Y. weather and hudson valley hills; typically driving a lot around town mixed with driving on the highway for ~40 mins every now and then. The fact that I just got back from a longer trip to vermont where I was riding at around 70mph @3k rpm in fifth for 2-3 hours plus I've already driven 8.5k miles makes me think the engine is well broken in. Although some earlier posts suggest riding at 5k rpm for a while to ensure the engine is fully broken in. I had been babying it until I hit the 500 mile mark only hitting 5k when getting on the highway. I guess I'll give it a try, if it doesn't lower my oil consumption at least I'll have some fun
Severe driving is
> Repeated short trips, stop-and-go, extensive idling (basically any urban driving)
> Rough, muddy, dusty, wet, humid, cold, mountainous, salty conditions (basically any country or winter driving)
> Towing a trailer.
while under warranty I am considering going down to a 5-6k service interval even though 80% of my driving is interstate. so i'm not quite severe, but i do live where it does get cold, so i'm half covering my butt