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Thought I'd start a new thread for this, but how should I run a new car in? (I'm getting a UK sport) I've heard people say don't go above 4k for the first x miles, and others say that on modern cars you don't need to run it in at all.. So what are you thoughts/advice on this peeps?

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Do you mean "breaking the motor in"? Or have I bumped into a language barrier of sorts? :chuckles:

I can tell you what I did... I used the "hard break-in" method. Even in the manual it states you should try to vary your RPM's as much as possible for the first 1,000 kilometers. From the first day I got, I've driven it like I stole it. My 3 runs great after 55,000+ miles.


2005 Mazda[i]3[/i] Owner's Manual said:

  • Don't race the engine.
    Don't maintain one constant speed, either slow or fast, for a long period of time.
    Don't drive constantly at full-throttle or high engine RPM for extended periods of time.
    Avoid unnecessary hard stops.
    Avoid full-throttle starts.
 

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Aye, I guess breaking it in is the same ;)

thanks for the links, and moving the topic - I'll have a read now :)
 
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