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break in 1k miles vs 500

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im picking up my sti in a few weeks and am wondering about the break in period. Where does the 1k mile break in come from, ive always heard 500. Im def going to do the 1k break in i would just like to know.

another thing is that i will be driving it from the dealers lot to my house which is 500 miles away. I want to take it home that same day but would it be better for the engine if i drove a few hundred miles then stayed the night in a hotel and drive the rest the next day.

also it will be highway most of the way so going 60 or 65 for 400 -500 miles. Is this to quick of a break in

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This is the part I'm dreading......a 5.5 hour trip home, all highway.....high speed and I have to vary the gearing....damn.....either i'm going to be driving miss daisy or I'm going to be over 4k...
turbs said:
Trust me, you can go plenty fast without going over the 4000 rpm limit. In fact I have a hard time keeping the car under speeds of 80-100 mph and I'm not going over the 4 mark. This is a FAST car!

Really? I figured the gearing would leave 4k in 6th pretty low?

Someone try it over lunch....what speed does 4k in 6th give you?
RDiamond said:
My technique was to speed up to 90, lift off the gas and slowly drop back down to 60 then get back on the gas. Rise. Repeat.
Ooooh...I like the sound of that. I might make the people driving in front of me nervous and the people behind me sick...but that sounds like fun!
Wow, that is actually geared taller than the 6speed in my Celica. I am only at about 90 at 4k in 6th.
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