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:browsmiley: I have never had a manual that says (pg.77) "While cruising,brief full-throttle acceleration within the limits of local traffic laws contributes to a gook break-in."
My Older brother always told me.....break em in hard if you want them to be fast. So is that True???:icon_confused:
 

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I was always told to drive it like I stole it. 5 year 100k, if u blow it up, dodge pays for it, right?
 

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Yeah, they also say to avoid "wide open throttle" - what is the difference from "full throttle"?
 

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I guess I need to read my manual. I pampered mine on the drive home today from the dealer
 

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Yeah, they also say to avoid "wide open throttle" - what is the difference from "full throttle"?
"Oxymorons" for $100 please Alex:)
 

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With liability these days, maybe that is the politically correct way to say drive it like you stole it.



:browsmiley: I have never had a manual that says (pg.77) "While cruising,brief full-throttle acceleration within the limits of local traffic laws contributes to a gook break-in."
My Older brother always told me.....break em in hard if you want them to be fast. So is that True???:icon_confused:
 

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I wish I had stolen mine instead of forking out 55k.....
Trying to keep mine soft until about 300 miles to maybe the 500 mile oil change.
 

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I'm keeping mine soft under 4k RPM until 500 miles.

There are numerous debates on if you should do a break in or not, not just on here but all over the internet.

I'm of the opinion that break ins should be done for the main reason of properly seating piston rings. Just because an engine won't blow up if you beat on it the first 500 miles doesn't mean that it won't start burning oil and smoking at say 75k miles instead of 150k miles from an improper break in. :)

Like I've said though you can google it and find billions of reasons for or against. I'd rather play it safe with my 50k car and baby it for 2 months than to regret the moment for years to come. :D
 

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I am going to drive it like a banshee and when the motor blows up or smokes or rattles or what ever. I will be able to tell my wife that dropping in a crate 426 is cheaper than a new car. LOL
 

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:browsmiley: I have never had a manual that says (pg.77) "While cruising,brief full-throttle acceleration within the limits of local traffic laws contributes to a gook break-in."
My Older brother always told me.....break em in hard if you want them to be fast. So is that True???:icon_confused:
Your brother is correct!
 

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Can somebody lease explain the science behind the logic "break em in hard if you want them to be fast"?

I'm guessing there isn't much science involved in that. :D
 

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And break them in easy if you want to enjoy them for a long time...your choice. After your warranty ends...it's your problem, not theirs.
 

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Break it...I mean in.

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"While Cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in. However, wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided."

Who would ever use wide-open throttle in low gear? :burnout: :naughty:
 

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Yeah, they also say to avoid "wide open throttle" - what is the difference from "full throttle"?
It appears they are saying to gun-it only while cruising....not from a standstill.
In other words: 'ok from a roll, but not from a dig'.
 

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Break In Secrets--How To Break In New Motorcycle and Car Engines For More Power

Also, you do not want a ridge that sits too low because the engine saw no high RPMs, do this and the day you decide to stretch the rods, the rings will hit the ridge and break!
As I mentioned earlier there's a bazillion different answers to that question. Engineers at GM, Ford, and Honda all say something different.

Car & Engine Performance - Technologue Editorial - Motor Trend

Pretty much it's driver's choice. :)
 
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