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Old 12-Apr-2005, 11:14 PM
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New car break in process?

How do you break in the engine on a new car?

Mixed views on it. Drive the car hard or take it easy?? Anyone know for sure?
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Old 12-Apr-2005, 11:31 PM
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id say take it easy, i've heard of ppl saying u drive it fast it'll be a fast car but how fast can a civic be? id rather it last longer
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some say that when you drive it hard the rings seat properly before they glaze over. Others say you should drive slow to seat the rings.
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Old 13-Apr-2005, 12:50 AM
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It's all hear say..What car is it? What motor?
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Old 13-Apr-2005, 02:13 AM
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i read in my buddies honda manual that came with his car that it says to drive the car easy for the first 600 km of its life. I was kinda thinking, wont the clutch need to be broken in too in a new car? and you are supposed to take it easy then
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Old 13-Apr-2005, 02:19 AM
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ask the dealership i guess......

what kind of car? with what motor?
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Old 13-Apr-2005, 10:30 AM
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Send a PM to MY SiR....he's an engineer who works for Honda, he'll know and give you his opinion.
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Old 13-Apr-2005, 10:59 AM
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honda told me the new civics no longer require a break in period. I'd still rather use some sort of process to break it in just to be safe.
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