Idling is the worst thing you can do to a new engine. I would never let an engine run as you described. It's a sure recipe for high oil consumption and poor performance.
I won't do that.Originally posted by Turbocharged@Aug 12 2005, 09:45 PM
I've heard people said that you should let your brand new car (engine) run overnight (like 6-8 hrs), so that every engine component can get all the parts running smoothly.
The idea is, go up to 80 mph when you are breaking in your car. Then slam the break as hard as possible.[/b]
Typical break in is usually 1,000 milesOriginally posted by Shark_bite@Aug 13 2005, 10:17 AM
wow my car already had 198 miles in it when i got it, so i don't have to worry about braking in at all.
I hope you were kidding about this part...Originally posted by shifter@Aug 12 2005, 10:00 PM
Also, you can break in the breaks, too. The idea is, go up to 80 mph when you are breaking in your car. Then slam the break as hard as possible. THis way you break in the breaks and they'll be more efficient. Do it only once or twice I think. But the hard part is, finding a place where you go up to 80mph then come to a complete stop like that.
Well, I read it in Road and Track, but don't remember the actual details. If you know how to do it, I don't mind you actually sharing that info.Originally posted by phungy@Aug 13 2005, 02:06 PM
I hope you were kidding about this part...
Yah, for the same reason I am taking it safe and just drive and break in the way it was prescribed from the manual booklet.Originally posted by phungy@Aug 13 2005, 05:31 PM
That's some interesting information. I wouldn't know the correct answer cause the tC is the first car I've 'broken'in' myself.