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hey guys.
what are the "rules" of breaking in a new IS? specifically a manual transmission. i bought it new a few weeks ago and have put 400 miles on it and was browsing the .NET and saw somebody said "don't forget to break in tranny".....
anyway, how would I go about doing that correctly?
Thanks in advance for help.
 

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Grazniek said:
hey guys.
what are the "rules" of breaking in a new IS? specifically a manual transmission. i bought it new a few weeks ago and have put 400 miles on it and was browsing the .NET and saw somebody said "don't forget to break in tranny".....
anyway, how would I go about doing that correctly?
Thanks in advance for help.
- I say wait until you hit about 1,000 miles...
- I had about 350 miles on mine when some dood flexed on me, I had to race him... but I was scared... :crazy:
 

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-- double trouble -- :oops:
 

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For the first 1000 miles,
Do Not drive above 4000 RPM,
Do Not drive below 1000 RPM
Be gentle on the tranny

That'll keep you in good shape.
 

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vlad_a said:
For the first 1000 miles,
Do Not drive above 4000 RPM,
Do Not drive below 1000 RPM
Be gentle on the tranny

That'll keep you in good shape.
bah,

drive it and have fun. if the tranny breaks, it's under warranty until 72k.
 

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vlad_a said:
For the first 1000 miles,
Do Not drive above 4000 RPM,
Do Not drive below 1000 RPM
Be gentle on the tranny

That'll keep you in good shape.
the engine has been broken in at the factory/production level
the only thing the dealer advises your to do is - not to drive a constant speed for long periods of time until you hit 1k
 

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XCstud said:
vlad_a said:
For the first 1000 miles,
Do Not drive above 4000 RPM,
Do Not drive below 1000 RPM
Be gentle on the tranny

That'll keep you in good shape.
bah,

drive it and have fun. if the tranny breaks, it's under warranty until 72k.
werd... :chill: That's what i did when I got my car... I was driving it like Michael Schuemacher the day I bought it. One year later, i'm still doing that....
 

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Just take it easy on ur shifts, and try not to downshift too much to avoid stress on the clutch as well.

Also, don't rev too high and stomp on the gas. That' about it. 8)
 

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vlad_a said:
For the first 1000 miles,
Do Not drive above 4000 RPM,
Do Not drive below 1000 RPM
Be gentle on the tranny
od
That'll keep you in good shape.
below 1,000rpm??? why would you want to do that even after the break-in period??
 

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Cleo said:
vlad_a said:
For the first 1000 miles,
Do Not drive above 4000 RPM,
Do Not drive below 1000 RPM
Be gentle on the tranny
od
That'll keep you in good shape.
below 1,000rpm??? why would you want to do that even after the break-in period??
Improper shifting, wrong gear driving.
It is stated in the manual to avoid it, especially, during break-in period.
 

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vlad_a said:
Cleo said:
vlad_a said:
For the first 1000 miles,
Do Not drive above 4000 RPM,
Do Not drive below 1000 RPM
Be gentle on the tranny
od
That'll keep you in good shape.
below 1,000rpm??? why would you want to do that even after the break-in period??
Improper shifting, wrong gear driving.
It is stated in the manual to avoid it, especially, during break-in period.
oh ok..hahaha...i thought you were suggesting that it was okay to do that after the break-in period, just like going over 4K. my bad... :oops:
 
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