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Old 05-01-2003, 06:51 PM   #1
Lordhowe
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Default sorry to keep beating the dead horse!

i have about 500 miles on my 2003 WRX, i got it when it was about 70 miles from the dealership. outta those miles i drove about 20 on it when i went out on a test drive and i reved pretty high once or twice. But ever since i got it, the tech has stayed around 4 grand 99 percent of the time. Only once in a long time have i accidently go around 5 grand. Do you guys see a major problem here or am i just being paranoide?

thx for any input!
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Old 05-01-2003, 07:24 PM   #2
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leave that poor horse alone.



They just want you to give it a gentle break in period of a couple thousand miles before you really flog it.
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Old 05-01-2003, 07:52 PM   #3
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The break-in period is 1,000 miles and <4k rpm. It tells you in the manual that you can go above that in an emergency (like trying to get out of someone's way). I wouldn't worry about it. Just do the best you can to stick to the book for the next 500. Don't dwell in the past. It should be fine.
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Old 05-01-2003, 08:30 PM   #4
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You have probably ruined the engine but it will not show up for a while. It will break right before you sell it or trade it on your next car. It will break at the one moment absolutely guaranteed to cause you the most amount of personal anguish and financial damage.

Does THIS make you happy?

You need something to REALLY worry about. Stop obsessing. Nothing we tell you will make any difference to what you have already done.

Get out, enjoy the drive. Don't worry, be happy!
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Old 05-02-2003, 02:18 AM   #5
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I had a LOT of "Emergancies) during my break in.........

Fk it,....That seventy miles on thier was probably not as easy as the dealer would like you to think.

Just enjoy it

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Old 05-02-2003, 02:44 PM   #6
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The dealer said absolutely nothing about the break-in period to me and the car already had over 500 miles when it was purchased. Also, on the test drive the dealer was driving pretty hard so....I am sad
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Old 05-02-2003, 06:10 PM   #7
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The dealer said absolutely nothing about the break-in period to me and the car already had over 500 miles when it was purchased. Also, on the test drive the dealer was driving pretty hard so....I am sad
....live and learn.
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Old 05-02-2003, 06:19 PM   #8
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Theres nothing to worry about at least for the next 3 years of 36K miles....whichever comes first
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Old 05-02-2003, 09:54 PM   #9
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you gone done broked it
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