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Old 06-30-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
TheMearns
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Default Greetings from newest (?) sti owner in Calgary

Hello all,
Just picked up my blue '06 sti. Glad to join the club. Break in is killing me! Can't wait to really let rip. How long will those Potenzas last anyway?
If you see me on the road, gimme a wave, I'll be the guy in the suit during business hours. Let me know if there are any events planned. Wouldn't mind meeting some like minded individuals.
See ya' on the road!
Mearns
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Old 06-30-2006, 07:48 PM   #2
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CONGRATS MAN!

Good pick in car and forum .

Tommy
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:34 PM   #3
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hey, congrats on the ride,

THere is a dyno meet in edmonton the 21-22-23 of july. I think the guys from calgary are camping, check with them. Good place to meet fellow subie owners and a great way to add some km's to get past the break in period.
claude
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:02 PM   #4
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That's right. We are four going from Calgary up to E-town Friday and will camp until Sunday.

Let me know if you are in and I will book a tent-site for you as well.

22 bucks per night per site. No show still pays the money.

Tommy
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Old 06-30-2006, 10:54 PM   #5
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Congrats, nice ride. I'm moving about usually outside normal rush hour; my work starts and stops at 6:30 each AM and PM. I'll be the white '06 WRX. Still trying to get to a meet for the first time, 3600km in.
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Old 07-01-2006, 12:42 AM   #6
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Cool, thanks for the info. I'll be out of town for that weekend, but I'm sure I'll make it to an event soon enough.
I'll keep my eyes open for you guys, nice call on the white Jay911.
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Old 07-01-2006, 02:11 AM   #7
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awesome decision!! i hope you love your new scooby!!!
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Old 07-01-2006, 07:32 AM   #8
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congrats!
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:43 PM   #9
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The break in period lasted all of 2 days for me... had my STi for a week today and have 1400 km's on it...

Last night was the first time I had some fun with it, and caught a couple hondas underestimating it. Nothing ridiculous, but got them by about 2 car lengths in an intersection then slowed down.

I'm sure it'll be more fun when they see you in a suit. hahaha

But yeah, it's sweet.
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Old 07-01-2006, 01:58 PM   #10
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break in period for me lasted 168km's from the dealership.... and to be honest i'm amazed i lasted that long.

enjoy your newest addiction. let the mods begin!
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:45 PM   #11
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Thanks for the welcome. Spent some time with the owner's manual, and there's no mention of a break in period. Got mixed suggestions from staff at dealerships and other enthusiasts.
Anyone give a good reason for break in?
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Old 07-01-2006, 06:54 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMearns
How long will those Potenzas last anyway?
About 30,000 km if you drive normally.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMearns
Anyone give a good reason for break in?
Rings are new and too much heat and pressure early on could crack them, among other things.

-J
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:30 AM   #13
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January 8, 2003
Breaking in a New Vehicle
by Jim Kerr


I am asked this question at least a dozen times a week: "how should I drive my new vehicle to break it in?" Breaking in of a new vehicle is a straightforward process but there are many stories told about how to best do this. There is some truth in many of the stories but to separate fact from fiction, we should look at why we need to break a vehicle in.
A good friend often jokes that there is no such thing as "breaking in" a new vehicle - it is just the start of "wearing it out!" There is a little truth here too. The process of breaking in a vehicle means driving it so that parts can wear into each other. Usually, people think the engine is the only part that needs any break in period, but transmissions and drive axles also can benefit from a break in. So how should I drive the vehicle?
Start by avoiding heavy loads on the drivetrain. Full throttle starts, towing trailers, and loading the vehicle with heavy loads place extra force on all moving parts in the drivetrain. When parts are manufactured, their surfaces may look smooth but under magnification, we can see many "hills and valleys". Lubricating oil forms a thin film that separates moving parts so they do not touch. If there is a loss of lubrication or a heavy load placed on the parts, the high spots (hills) may push through the oil film and touch the other part. This causes wear.
The break in process allows the highest of these hills on the parts to wear down under light load so they do not damage other parts. As the parts move, they are polished so that there is less chance on high spots penetrating the oil film when a load is placed on the vehicle.
The manufacturing processes used today are light years ahead of vehicles from the 1960's and 70's. Component finish is better, internal clearances are closer, parts tolerances are more accurate, and materials are better quality. The thousands of miles needed to break in an older vehicle are no longer needed. Instead, it is the first few hours of operation that are the most important. By the time a driver has driven a few hundred kilometres, the vehicle is ready for regular driving.
When starting a new vehicle, engines should not be idled for long periods of time. Oil pressure is lower at idle speed and parts that depend upon splash lubrication may not receive enough oil to prevent high spots from pushing through. Full throttle operation should also be avoided. It places heavy loads on components and high spots can score other components, accelerating the wear. This doesn't mean you need to baby the vehicle.
Drive the vehicle as if you were trying to achieve good fuel economy. Light to medium throttle acceleration is preferred, and keep the engine rpm's in the bottom half of the rpm range. On many engines, this would be below about 3000 rpm for the first few hours. Occasional three-quarter throttle acceleration is fine, as the increased gas pressure in the combustion chamber helps the rings to seal.
Avoid "lugging" the engine. Driving in too high a gear at low speeds makes the engine work harder. It is better to have it running a little faster with less throttle than too low an rpm with more throttle. Modern engines don't need to be driven at slow speeds. Keep up with traffic and drive the speed limit. I wouldn't recommend towing a trailer with a brand new vehicle, but it is done sometimes and the vehicles seem to last well.
Some say that drivers should vary vehicle speeds during the break in period, driving only a few kilometres at one speed. This isn't necessary. If you are going to be driving on the highway, backing off the throttle every few kilometres and letting the vehicle decelerate for a few seconds will pull extra lubrication into the upper engine cylinders and intake valves.
Breaking in a new vehicle isn't a tedious or time consuming process. Drive it normally and with care for the first few hours and it should be ready for many more kilometres ahead.

Jim Kerr is a master automotive mechanic and teaches automotive technology. He has been writing automotive articles for fifteen years for newspapers and magazines in Canada and the United States, and is a member of the Automotive Journalist's Association of Canada (AJAC
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:42 AM   #14
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Wow, great article and info Blew, thanks.
I'm already over 850 miles, so I think the break in is done. I'm gonna head for the mountains and let 'er rip today. See you on the road!
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