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Old 05-19-2013, 02:45 PM   #11
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The difference is really only say eight horsepower between a perfect ring seal and not so perfect.. Then say with a perfect ring seal and oil changes modern engine would do 200,000 miles and still be giving you the same power you got new..

With not so perfect sealing of rings.. after 100,000 i would say your engine will be down twelve horsepower from the one with an original perfect ring seal. And that is with good regular oil changes.

With really stretched out oil changes and not so great ring seal.. You will be fifteen horsepower down at 100,000 miles from the guy with a great ring seal and good oil changes.

So that is the difference.
Go ahead.. no one cares...
Do you have any type of support for these claims?
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #12
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BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
Your vehicle does not need an extensive break-in. Try not to drive
continuously at the same speed for the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of
new vehicle operation. Vary your speed frequently in order to give the
moving parts a chance to break in.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:04 PM   #13
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BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
Your vehicle does not need an extensive break-in. Try not to drive
continuously at the same speed for the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of
new vehicle operation. Vary your speed frequently in order to give the
moving parts a chance to break in.
I believe that is exactly what I did, vary it.
Also, my mileage has been steadily increasing, I am at about 2300 and I have gone from about 25 to about 30 right now and that is with a snorkle delete, K&N drop in, Amsoil and 93 Octane. With all the changes I can't attribute any specifically but it is right in line with all my previous vehicles, they gain mileage for the first several thousand as all the parts seat.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:02 PM   #14
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1100 miles on it now ! I've driven it at various speeds so far, but yesterday and today I "Amped" up my driving style a little, ie: seating the brakes, using the sport mode manual button shift, no mercy in turns, etc. I glanced at my tach, and the highest I had it was around 5500-6000 rpms, and that was today. Cars driving better everyday ! Actually the darn thing is scaring me in turns a little, not used to a little car that sticks to the road with those 17" tires. I do know that I will be adding the Steeda rear swaybar !! Mentioning sway bars, I saw on the forum where someone made a bar that installs in the hatch cargo area, where it mounts, I guess strut tower to strut tower. Am I dreaming ? Or do they make these things ?
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:25 PM   #15
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BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
Your vehicle does not need an extensive break-in. Try not to drive
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moving parts a chance to break in.
So, no extensive break-in for the first 1000 miles? :P
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:41 PM   #16
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So, no extensive break-in for the first 1000 miles? :P
Nope, just drive normally but not at the same speed for 1000 miles.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:31 PM   #17
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Everyone is right ! But dam, that little car is fun to drive ! I want to push it at some point or another, to the max.....lol !
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #18
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OOPS.. did not even think about breakin, bought the car on saturday with 16 miles on it. Have put 600 miles on it from my day to day commute on the interstate. So consensus says I should go tear up some backroads? On the good news my mileage after taking the snorkle off has improved .6!
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