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Old 04-06-2001, 04:27 AM   #1
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Post What happens when you dont break your car in?

What happens? My car has around 700 miles on it, and sometimes i run it hard. Now it makes a weird noise from the muffler when i am crusing like 5 mph i can hear it go..buh buh buh buh and my back left brake scuffs the tire i can hear too. YOu think i hurt my car at all? What damage could be caused not breaking your car in? Thanks
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Old 04-06-2001, 01:00 PM   #2
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Well... the break-in period is the time when your engine's parts all line up with eachother and make friendly. If you don't do a proper break-in, you risk scratching the cylinder walls, failing to seat the rings, warping the brakes, and other nice friendlies. If the cylinder walls are scratched up, or the rings don't seat very well you'll most likely find yourself burning a bit of oil for the rest of your life.
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Old 04-06-2001, 03:32 PM   #3
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horatio102, is right as usual. And depending on how badly you beat on it is how bad your oil leakage cold be in the future. This now pretty much eliminates you from going to synthetic for 2 reasons.
1.) you will have to replace oil all the time which gets expensive at $4.50+ a quart!
2.) Synthetic leaks more than dino. So you will lose more oil with syntheic than you would lose with dino.

I may be talking out my tailpipe here but I also believe that this kind of abuse will lead your car to being more suseptable to blown head gaskets and other major engine failures.

I understand your enthusiasm but, being nice now will lead to a fuller, healtier life of your car.
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Old 04-06-2001, 03:59 PM   #4
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What should you do for proper brake in on a 2001 RS?

and for how long should you do it?

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Old 04-06-2001, 04:22 PM   #5
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For the first 1,000 miles drive it "conservitivly" keeping it under 4,000 rpm's.

This argument has gone round and round. But the facts are there. If you do not follow this policy you get leaks.

and it says right in the owners manual to break it in this way. Now I know what you are thinking. But, they may not know jack about headlights, but they do know their engines and transmissions. I will follow their advice.

Besides what is 1K miles? 2 weeks driving back and forth to work? Cheap insurance to have a better running engine for the life of the car. Wheather you believe in break in or not this is just to easy to do "just in case"

oh BTW, I did my own oil change at 1,000 miles. I could not believe the shavings that came out of that oil. Not to sound disgusting but some were the size of a small childs finger nail clippings. I would not want to push my engine hard with that crap in there.
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