this topic was beaten into the ground awhile back. look back into the older threads and you'll find pages of opinions that run anywhere between following the 1000mile/4000rpm guideline 100% to guys coming up with thier own routine.
but to answer if i followed it myself...yes. i think if i did'nt i would be dead right now. damn the STi is fast.
Break-in is important. Here is our general practice as one possible way in addition to others practices:
- city driving, varying rpm frequently
- 0-500 mi. 3500 rpm limit
- 500-650 4000 rpm limit
- 650-850 4500 rpm limit
- 850-1000 5000 rpm limit
- 1000-1300 6000 rpm limit
- 1300 Freedom!!!
i ran the hell out of my xterra from day one, lasted 40,000 and still going strong. probably a bad idea. i will be following the recommended break in procedure and try to hold it under 3500 for the first 1,000.
well i like this forum. i purposely didnt search for the answer just to see if id get flamed or whatever like some other lesser forums. i find so many junk forums where everyone is so mean its not even funny.
thanks i will use the search from here on.
hopefully i will have a blue sti next week if everything goes through.
yeah, this forum seems to strike a really nice balance between the "time-outs" and "points" over at nasioc, and the somewhat juvenile attitude at tunernetwork. glad it's around, i've learned a lot...and i have a nice new ground kit, thanks to robert!