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I was up at the dealership here yesterday and I was talking to one of the Techs there. I asked him about the break in process for the Koup and how long that is. He told me the cars were pre-broken in the factory before they got them on the lot. Does anyone know if this is true? :confused:
 

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I have not heard that. The break in procedure is minimal. If I remember correctly, the owners manual says to avoid full throttle and to vary the engine RPMs for the first 1200 miles or so. So read your manual if you already own the car, or read it if you buy one. Don't always trust the dealer.
 

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I doubt very much that the manufacturer has the time to break in each vehicle they create before shipping them.
 

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I was up at the dealership here yesterday and I was talking to one of the Techs there. I asked him about the break in process for the Koup and how long that is. He told me the cars were pre-broken in the factory before they got them on the lot. Does anyone know if this is true? :confused:
I asked my dealer's tech and sales rep who has a mod'd Koup himself. The Sale Rep, Noal said there is no period. FYI(Noal test drives for Apple wood Kia has a few Youtube videos) And the TECH said, that is important to drive the way you want to drive as the car will imprint from the way its driven during the first few months setting a familiar pressure into all gaskets and seals. For this reason he said driving gingerly during the 1st 2500 km's(1550 miles) then driving it hard thinking it going to be fine as it now "BROKEN IN" is going to increase the chance for blowing something. Now neither said that they are factory broken in.

OK for me taking into account that the engine and parts are new and what the tech said. It makes sense that the best way to drive any new car is to push the revs to red line from time to time but avoid long periods above 4500 RPM. Getting the parts exposed to the higher pressures but no mountain road races until the 2500 K and keep the 1/4 mile test runs to 1 a day LOL. I am 3 days into my happy ownership and that is what I am doing. Chili-red SX, 6MT, w/leather

I am out here!:)
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I heard the same thing, that they pre-break in the engines before installation, so I followed the manual's break in instructions, and will have my first oil change at 7500 miles, as stated.
 

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And yes, I did occasionally spool past 4 grand during the first 500-1000 miles, once or twice hitting 5k.
 

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I'd asume all motors no matter who built them chevy dodge kia etc..
just makes sence why would they put a motor in a car they've not atleast put on a stand to see if its working

Of course I can't say one way or the other lol

And my father was A.S.E ( degree for auto repairs etc) just in case some don't know
anyway he built lots of motors in his time,
and he always always told me a couple things I'll pass on here.

I might mention some of my fathers advice is also in kia's manual.

Never Run a new motor at a constant rpm for long periods of time. (this is also in the kia manual)

Don't rev the motor too hard, and don't redline it for atleast the firt 2 to 3,000 miles.

the reasons are everythings brand new, valves still need time to seat and everything just needs time to work itself in..
also I don't agree with kia saying you should let your first oil change go so long (and my dad would not either)
since there is going to be lots of tiny metal shavings even thou you can't see them trust me there there.. and you don't want to leave that stuff in your motor if you can help it.

P.S some people will argue whats better for a motor Ie be hard to help seat valves etc.. or be easy for a while
I've had much better luck with take it a bit easy giving motor time to heat up cool down repeat

But its your motor, your car so do what you think is best

ok my long rant is over now sorry Lol
 

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These salesmen will tell you anything to look and sound smart. LOL!
 

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testing a motor and breaking in a motor are totally different things. I am sure they do a test run on the motor to ensure it operates properly, I just doubt they have the time to put it through a break-in under torque since you can't break-in a motor just idling it.
 

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testing a motor and breaking in a motor are totally different things. I am sure they do a test run on the motor to ensure it operates properly, I just doubt they have the time to put it through a break-in under torque since you can't break-in a motor just idling it.

im sure you could it would just take forever haha
 

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im sure you could it would just take forever haha
In the owner's manual, idling is not recommended for over 3 or 5 minutes, can't remember the exact time they state. Breaking in an engine with just idling it for a couple weeks would probably make it fragile, hit the accelerator hard and it falls apart. :eek:
 

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testing a motor and breaking in a motor are totally different things. I am sure they do a test run on the motor to ensure it operates properly, I just doubt they have the time to put it through a break-in under torque since you can't break-in a motor just idling it.
Brand new 07 Mustang GT off the lot with less than 500 miles on the odo, I took it straight to the quarter mile and proceeded to run it about 20 times down the straights. That was dumping the clutch at 6,000 RPM on every launch, shifting at redline every gear. The engine is in perfect condition, and actually posted dyno numbers higher than the normal motor.

Myths aren't good, but if you guys want to believe a silly myth like that go ahead.
 

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Brand new 07 Mustang GT off the lot with less than 500 miles on the odo, I took it straight to the quarter mile and proceeded to run it about 20 times down the straights. That was dumping the clutch at 6,000 RPM on every launch, shifting at redline every gear. The engine is in perfect condition, and actually posted dyno numbers higher than the normal motor.

Myths aren't good, but if you guys want to believe a silly myth like that go ahead.
What myth are you talking about by quoting my message? I am stating that I don't think they "break-in" an engine at the factory but more than likely run a test on it before shipping out.

I have read an article on the net that someone had posted here awhile ago on breaking in an engine that is used for sport driving by pushing it hard right off the lot in order for the engine to adapt to the use it will be constantly subjected to. I'm not taking mine to the track often or racing it a lot just a heavy foot at lights and thats the way I drove it when I bought it. Runs fine and nearly at 10k km's after 9 months.
 

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Honestly I never really noticed a significant performance difference at mile 100 to where I am now and around 3200 miles.
 

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new motors are at such close machining that very little change takes place from 0 miles to 1000 miles if any,valve train is the only thing subjected to break in and that is minimal.i just replaced my oil,filter at 500 with mobil 1 0/20 synthetic .hope this helped dave
 
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