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Break In...

5641 Views 16 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  ryude
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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Maybe I've just been really lucky, but I've never experienced anything bad happening from racing a new motor. In the old days, this was true, but with today's technology and tolerances you won't break anything I assure you. Drive your car however you want, and even if you do break it, you got 100,000 miles warranty.
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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