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Break In Engine

HI!
Finally on monday my wait is over!!!!
OMG i cant believe i will have my new car on monday!!! i took pictures and everything, it is in the Chrysler Rep, it arrived yesterday from customs Dominican Republic.
My question is, do i have to do a break in period on the engine and if so how do i do it?
i have heard both versions the one that says they are already broken in and the other that is to drive it moderate for the first 500 miles.
What do i do?
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Re: Break In Engine

I think the manual says drive moderately for the first 300 miles....it goes by fast.
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Re: Break In Engine

I think the key points during "break in" are to vary the speed and not stomp on it.
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Re: Break In Engine

I've always been told to refrain using cruise control and/or steady speeds & rpm.

Also, most new engines have engine oil from factory that helps break in the engine. Don't change the oil far ahead of schedule.
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Re: Break In Engine

Yes very the speed. Don't use cruise control during breakin. And Yes, stomp on it once in a while during breakin. People say this will give you the best fuel economy and best engine performance.
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Re: Break In Engine

[i have heard both versions the one that says they are already broken in and the other that is to drive it moderate for the first 500 miles.
What do i do?[/QUOTE]

Congratulations on your new ride, Felipito! As most have already suggested, drive moderately during it's first 500 miles. Vary speeds, and NO stomping. Also, go easy on the brakes: Avoid panic stops for the first few hundred miles, if you can.
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Re: Break In Engine

I don't believe in break in periods. When I have rebuilt motors for other cars it went right on the dyno after an initial startup of a few seconds to check for leaks. I rebuild my dirtbike engines a good amount (I have 4 dirtbikes and 2 of my kids race ) and it's always full throttle from the start.
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Re: Break In Engine

100,000 mile PowerTrain Warranty - Do what you want.
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100,000 mile PowerTrain Warranty - Do what you want.
Ha, not a totally unwarranted comment. Everyone seems to do something different for break in and swear it works great, Im starting to think it doesn't make a huge difference. Besides, the engines have already been run a few times before the buyer picks up the vehicle so..... may continue now
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Re: Break In Engine

Not in my Country!!!!
here is only 2 years guarantee only!!!
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Congrats! Break in period goes in an instant.
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