Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 22:33:13 -0400
From: Scooter <>
Subject: Re: Engine Break-In

c: It can be bad for any car to not push it hard enough--i.e. let the RPMs go so low to the point that the engine "lugs" along. But, if you just taken it easy on the engine up to this point, that's good. I haven't read the manual, but usually an engine is considered broken in by 1400 miles. Me, I change the oil at this point, even if they say you don't need to. And you can gradually increase your top RPM from here on, I think. Make sure the Engine is well warmed up before you go full out, though. And drive moderately for the last couple minutes of your trip. Pete c wrote: > Can it actually be bad for a new car if you don't drive it hard enough? I > have been very gentle on my new 9-3 Viggen thus far (1400 miles), avoiding > revs more than 3500. Is it time to start pushing it a little harder? Can I > go full throttle at this point? Suggestions appreciated! :-)

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