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I am having an argument with someone in my office. They say that you should drive the hell out of the car during break-in period. I have never heard anyone say this before, is this true??
 

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What does the manual say? (Hint, observe the recommended break-in procedures for the first 1,200 miles).

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I completely agree, but other people saying this will help my argument.
 

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TranceLvr said:
I am having an argument with someone in my office. They say that you should drive the hell out of the car during break-in period. I have never heard anyone say this before, is this true??
Tell them that's for American cars only, since they will most likely NOT last past 100,000 miles so BREAK-IN hard helps the car.

If you expect your car to last past 100,000 miles, might as well stick to what the manufacturers suggest.
 

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TranceLvr said:
I am having an argument with someone in my office. They say that you should drive the hell out of the car during break-in period. I have never heard anyone say this before, is this true??
I have heard some sort of school of thought that if you drive the engine hard during break-in, you get more power or something out of the engine. But downside is that the car will burn more oil during it's life. anyone else hear something like this?

But I think the majority will agree - follow the break-in rules, and your engine will last a longer and will be more trouble free.
 
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