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Oops...didn't break-in engine

Bought new Overland with three (3) miles on it. Next day took to beach, 280 miles roundtrip. Didn't learn about break -in until after.

I didn't drive hard but did keep on cruise control around 74 at times, but took most secondary roads so did't have at high speed for more than 20 - 30 min max at a time.

Any late precautions I should take?

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:23 AM
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Re: Oops...didn't break-in engine

Sell it before all the damage you caused rears its ugly head.





















Just kidding, enjoy your new Jeep.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:31 AM
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Re: Oops...didn't break-in engine

I'm with Bill. Don't lose any sleep over it.
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Re: Oops...didn't break-in engine

Modern engines no longer demand rigorous attention to a break-in protocol. Try a few full throttle 5-60 runs and vary your throttle inputs on steady highway cruising for the next 500 miles and you are good to go. I'm also a strong believer in warming up your engine for a minute or two in the morning.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:42 AM
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Re: Oops...didn't break-in engine

You got nothing to worry about on...Enjoy the vehicle and drive like you normally would. I picked mine up on a Friday and drove it around trip to Chicago (600 miles roughly).
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:52 AM
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Yup no issues. I did a 1000 mile round trip the day after taking delivery of mine...
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Re: Oops...didn't break-in engine

I know a guy who is flying 1500 miles to pick up his new GC and he's driving it back over the next couple days.

I'm sure you'll be fine.
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Re: Oops...didn't break-in engine

Thanks for piece of mind all I am getting the life-time max. care so worse case problems would be covered by warranty.

Dealer never mentioned break-in so can't be all that important. If it was a problem I am sure dealer and Jeep would make you swear on your life you won't neglect it since it would be under warranty and problems would most likely end up on their dime.
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Re: Oops...didn't break-in engine

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Bought new Overland with three (3) miles on it. Next day took to beach, 280 miles roundtrip. Didn't learn about break -in until after.

I didn't drive hard but did keep on cruise control around 74 at times, but took most secondary roads so did't have at high speed for more than 20 - 30 min max at a time.

Any late precautions I should take?

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I wouldn't sweat it... the good news is that you varied your speed, which folklore claims is bad for the universe and causes the heartbreak of psoriasis.

Now, you need a few full throttle runs from a moving start.

If you want an Owners Manual, go to jeep.com and log in as an owner and you can get a free hard copy. Its pretty thick, but seems to fit in the little place at the top of the glove box.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:01 PM
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Re: Oops...didn't break-in engine

I'm fairly certain the OM recommends against WOT in low gears for break in purposes. Instead it recommends short WOT bursts in higher gears.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:09 PM
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Re: Oops...didn't break-in engine

Do some full throttle bursts of acceleration while cruising like over the next few hundred miles and it will be fine. Babying the engine and cruise control are the things to stay away from first few hundered. Drive normal with occasional full throttle.
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Oh pleeeeease! I drove 200+ miles today on I-87 and lost count of the number of vehicles with dealer plates being traded among dealers passing me at 75+ mph. We bought a Maxima in the 1980's and the color we wanted was at a dealer 300 miles away. They drove that car here so fast I couldn't believe it and all was well with it. So, relax.
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