5 Things You Should Never Do In A Brand 5 Awesome Car Life Hacks 6 months ago   09:03

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Proper break-in is important for the reliability, performance, and longevity of your vehicle. Part of the way you make sure your engine lasts is through how you drive your new car for those first thousand miles (check your owner's manual for the exact mileage). There are several things which you should avoid doing, including giving your vehicle full throttle, taking your engine to redline, using cruise control, traveling short distances, and towing. We'll talk about various different engine break-in procedures, used in the Nissan GT-R, Acura NSX, Chevrolet Corvette, and even a land-speed record car built by an FCA engineer as a hobby.

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Welp, I fucked up when buying my BRZ

How do I know if I ruined anything?
Grumpy Cat
This doesn't apply to me because I'll never be rich enough to afford a new car.
Rhajiv Marmeto
Thanks for this
Great advice, thanks.
B Anno
Where I live NASCAR drivers are cruising the freeways breaking in their engines doing less than 50 mph.
Also seen funny cars driving down the highway afraid to go over 45 mph.

GUESS you can wear it in or grind it in .
Dirty Details
The first thing the car salesman says....GO AHEAD AND FLOOR IT
John Dair
Great video, just do what the manufacturer recommends and that way if anything fails, you don't have any problems with warranty.
This is a common misconception.. they floored the engine at the factory for quality control before they handed to you.. you actually want to beat the piss out of it withing the first 500 to get the rings to seal correctly. There is substantial Dyno data that proves this correct. Sorry but the video is an urban myth
I bought a new 2018 Hyundai Elantra about a week ago. I read the owner's manual to see what they recommend for the break in period. It says for the first 600 miles, to keep the engine between 2,000 and 4,000 RPM. I can understand why they say to keep it under 4,000, but why do they recommend keeping it above 2,000? That part I do not understand. Anyone out there have an idea why? I live in the city and cruise around at usually no more than about 35mph, so it's hard to keep the engine at a sustained RPM of above 2,000. The transmission wants to get up into top gear as soon as possible and the RPMs are often cruising below 2,000. Not really sure what I can do to stick to their recommended break criteria.
Fox McCloud 007
In the first generation, Mustangs arrived pre-broken in. Says so in the owner's manual.
machine shop built mine, rolled it into dyno room ,started it , ran it 5 minutes to get oil pressure reading and warm up oil and took it to 6000 rpm about 20 times.
Quinncy Woods
If I get a gtr or corvette I’m leaving the lot full throttle on site
Quinncy Woods
Just do people who do know most new cars off the lot don’t mean they really brand new
Where can I get that awesome jacket on the passenger seat?
Wayne Rhodes
He thinks he knows what he is talking about but he don't know anything the guy is young and he is going by what the car people are saying I do agree with one thing and it is not driving the same speed for the first 1000 miles the rest of it is laughable crap for sure new cars do not need an extensive break end they are ready to go when they leave the factory after being built.
Slug games
Why does he sound like the giraffe from madagascar
Your dealer has probably turned the car on and driven it from place to place on the lot without letting it warm up 30 times or so.
When you buy it, you'll sit in it while idling at a single load/speed for half an hour while the salesman tells you every setting you can change in the menus.
The last few guys who test drove it, already took it to redline to "see what she'll do."
Motorcyclist magazine just did a test on this taking two new engines and breaking one in per spec and they other by beating the living hell out of it. When they opened them up afterward, they looked the same.
Unless I win the lottery I'll probably never own a new car. That's good cause breaking it in sounds like a pain.
Sebastian Rogers
I broke in my Tesla Model S thanks !
Paul Akers Jr
I agree with you for the most part, and what differences we may have are negligible , but I've been in a engine dyno room where they take a new or a rebuilt engine and ultimately do full engine pulls to max rpm's. In fairness they do some break in runs, and gradually raise the rpm's, but with in 25 mins or so, the engine is run to max rps for max power, packaged up, and shipped to the customer.
Good video BTW, and would be good advice for some one who had no ideal how to perform a break-in
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