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Old 01-08-2022, 04:46 PM   #1
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Breakin Period Sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Went for a nice ride from Raleigh to Greensboro and took my daughter to lunch (she's in school at UNCG). The ride was calm and smooth but man does the breakin period suck. Took a lot for me not to just get in her 1 time just because. Some young cat in a honda tried me and I just took that blow in stride.

Seems like I'm never going to get to 1500 miles. How did you guys ever fight the urges?
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Old 01-08-2022, 05:49 PM   #2
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Just take it one day at a time… This my second camaro and second break in period but this one is a manual so I am taking my time learning the fundamentals and not paying attention to the miles because I know it was come over time..just take alot of back roads when you can..it will rack up
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Old 01-08-2022, 06:04 PM   #3
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a friend of mine flogged his new car on the way home, flooring it and such.

he vanished, never to be seen again.

edit: no, he did not buy a delorean.
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Old 01-08-2022, 06:08 PM   #4
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I’ve never been easy on the cars we have owned since new except 2. Those 2 were oil eaters believe it or not. And I’m a mechanic so yes I watch my oil levels and such. Especially with the higher performance cars. Just what I have observed of course.
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Old 01-08-2022, 07:11 PM   #5
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I mean, I wouldn't be beating the crap out of it or smacking the Rev limiter but drive the car the way you want it to run. The first 500 is really what it's about, but you can still give it some throttle and run it to 4-5k. Drop the hammer a little bit.
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Old 01-08-2022, 07:34 PM   #6
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I mean, I wouldn't be beating the crap out of it or smacking the Rev limiter but drive the car the way you want it to run. The first 500 is really what it's about, but you can still give it some throttle and run it to 4-5k. Drop the hammer a little bit.
Yea I'm not even worried about the revin part I can manage the under 4k its the 80mph that gets me. The traffic flow on the highway is at least 85 and old ladies be passing me.
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Old 01-08-2022, 07:36 PM   #7
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Redline a day keeps the mechanics away. Drive it like you stole it. Just do your first oil change at 3k or before.

I’ve bounced off the rev limiter in all my cars from the start. No issues in any of the last 5 cars I’ve applied this philosophy to.
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Old 01-08-2022, 07:56 PM   #8
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Mine was at the track at 181 miles.....

First all fluid changes by the dealer at 600 miles and it has been WOT since....

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Old 01-08-2022, 08:20 PM   #9
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After 500 miles I put my foot in it pretty good. Some kid in a WRX thought he was gonna run up on my bumper then fly around me. My 1LE showed him otherwise. I'm at 7700 miles now and have changed oil twice already. Everything is great with the car and it sings when the RPM get to 5K. Good luck.
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Old 01-08-2022, 08:41 PM   #10
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After 500 miles I put my foot in it pretty good. Some kid in a WRX thought he was gonna run up on my bumper then fly around me. My 1LE showed him otherwise. I'm at 7700 miles now and have changed oil twice already. Everything is great with the car and it sings when the RPM get to 5K. Good luck.
I had the engine rebuilt in my 1981 z28 before I sold it and I took it easy in that one up till 500 miles also. After that like you say I was foot deep in it with no issues so I don't see any difference with this one so we shall see. What I did do was purchase the maintenance warranty with the car so all the fluid changes I can get done at the dealer without coming out of pocket so it will pay off (a nice paper tail if I decide to go ZL1 in the future).
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Old 01-08-2022, 08:48 PM   #11
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How's the weather down there right now? Plenty of nice side roads in NC so I'd just take off and start letting them rack up, weather & family permitting.

I hit the interstate a fair bit but tried to avoid settling into any particular RPM. Got off often and explored, that sort of thing. I was tempted to head down to tail of the dragon, haha.
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Old 01-08-2022, 08:59 PM   #12
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How's the weather down there right now? Plenty of nice side roads in NC so I'd just take off and start letting them rack up, weather & family permitting.

I hit the interstate a fair bit but tried to avoid settling into any particular RPM. Got off often and explored, that sort of thing. I was tempted to head down to tail of the dragon, haha.
It was a lil chilly today but nice and sunny. Perfect day for some driving so I hit 40-85 to Greensboro and back to Raleigh. I think I will head to Charlotte next weekend if the weather is like it was today. Just having a ball with it but I'm ready to stop babying it.
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Old 01-08-2022, 09:01 PM   #13
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OP if it makes you feel better, I just bought a 2022 and I cannot ever start the break-in period until March or April since I am in MN...yes it is killing me also. I always follow it and limit RPM and don't use cruise, change gears RPM often, and do not excessively idle.

does it actually make a difference? IDK, but it is what GM engineers recommend so I do it.
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Old 01-08-2022, 09:08 PM   #14
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OP if it makes you feel better, I just bought a 2022 and I cannot ever start the break-in period until March or April since I am in MN...yes it is killing me also. I always follow it and limit RPM and don't use cruise, change gears RPM often, and do not excessively idle.

does it actually make a difference? IDK, but it is what GM engineers recommend so I do it.
Damn I guess its not that bad for me then. Sorry for you bro sucks to just see it sitting there. But when you can get in and go you will love every minute of it.
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