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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-04-2017, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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How Do You Break in a Car’s New Engine?


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So, you just bought a car, something showroom fresh with fewer miles on the odometer than a new pair of shoes.

Naturally, you’ll want to do everything you can to protect this investment. Properly breaking the engine in will do its part to help ensure a long and trouble-free life.
We discuss how to break in a car's new engine at AutoGuide.com
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The article is interesting but vague on a few things and missing lots of important information to think about and some information that is not so empirical. However at least it is something to make you think about !

I would say read what the auto makers suggests and may require having to do with your new engine. But and do mean BUT, change your engine oil at, better before the recomend first miles oil change.

If you are curious about this recommendation of mine....send a oil sample and reads all the interesting things that you really want to get out of a new engine from an automaker.

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many manufacturers use a special oil at the initial fill
i changed my mercedes vito oil at 3000km thinking it would prolong the life
the engine never bedded in properly and burnt oil until i got rid of it at 160,000km
all the other techs never had any substantial oil usage in their vans
my new rule is first change at manufacturers spec then depending on specified frequency do an oil change 1/2 way between services
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many manufacturers use a special oil at the initial fill
This is not factual.

This can be confirmed with oil analysis.


Most of the "shit" that is in the new engine is assemble lube products.


I have done hundreds of oil analysis for myself and customers.

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