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Old 04-09-2001, 12:45 AM   #1
deke
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Howdy - I'm picking up a blue WRX wagon April 24th, but I'll be driving it home for about 700 miles (long story but it was the only one I could find in time). I realize I should keep the revs at 4000 or below, but I have always heard you should never run a new car at the same rpms for prolonged periods of time. If this is true, how much should I vary and how often? Even if I am jerking back and forth the whole trip, I think I will still have fun in the new car.

Also, is the break-in period 1000 or 3000 miles? I see different opinions on this. Either way, I will wait, but I have this incredibly snobby friend with a Saab 9-5 Aero and I am just dying to shut him up when he rides shotgun in my new WRX.
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Old 04-09-2001, 08:47 PM   #2
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I don't know anything about the RPM thing, but I do know that the break in period is 1000 miles. Just be careful with it, and HAVE FUN!!
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Old 04-09-2001, 08:49 PM   #3
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Whew - someone at the dealer told me 3000 - I'm sure he was wrong and you are right. 3000 would be a killer!
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Old 04-09-2001, 09:09 PM   #4
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I've heard under 4k for 1000 miles, then change the oil to get rid of the burr and other crap that rubbed off of of the engine.

I've also heard that you then beat the ever loving snot out of it, then change the oil again. but that's just ones opinion, I can't remember who suggested that but he said that his father had a dodge caravan that they turned in at about 300k miles and still running. but that's what I've heard at least

but definately the 1000k mile idea.
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