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Old 11-15-2012, 11:11 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by aernan View Post
I have a shiny new ST. I've never had the pleasure of breaking in a new car. I spoke with the sales folks and read through the manual and there appears to be no special break in procedure. The manual specifically says don't use break in oils. The first service sticker is at 7500 miles. The only advice I was given by Ford was to avoid driving at the same speed for more then an hour. Vary your speed so the car has a chance to break in at all speeds.

Is this the correct procedure?

Hi aernan,

Yes, you will want to vary your speed as a part of the breaking in process. Also, take care to not overly labor the engine and avoid speeding excessively. You can read more about your vehicle and breaking in advice in your Owner's Manual, available for download here:

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