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I'm a proud new owner of my 06 tc!!! However- I love going to the track to watch all the cars run. There is nothing done to mine yet but I would like to take it down a couple of times to see what "sexy" runs. It would be my first time down the track by myself in my car- Is this a wise thing to do? Am I supposed to wait any certain amount of miles before i take it wide open? I just put on 1500 miles-
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3 words for you.
"Break In Period"

If you have the patience to wait 3,000 miles, more power to you

But to the chick that wants to race. Read the Manual, and be easy on your car for the first 1,000 miles....if you cant wait, atleast do it for 650 miles.

I had to do the break in period on my Turbo Civic when I rebuilt the engine.....that is Very important on any new motor. And guess what, You have a new motor.

Please take this into consideration......It is best for the reliability of your new Scion!!
 

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Hrmmm, thats interesting. When I got my Scion the dealer said that all Toyota engines have already been broken in... maybe I shouldn't drive my Scion to hard anymore, I don't even have 650 miles on mine.
 

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i havent driven mine hard at all yet, havent even been on the highway. not for at least a few hundred more miles. i have about 1003 on it
 

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Originally posted by Halewafa@Aug 27 2005, 10:15 AM
the dealer said that all Toyota engines have already been broken in...
That is the Stupidest G Damn thing i have ever heard.....
It says it right there in the manual that you need to be careful!

"break in period (first 1000 miles)
--avoid full throttle acceleration when starting and driving "No Racing!"
--Try to avoid hard stops during the first 200 miles
--do not drive slowly with the manual transmission in a high gear
--do not drive for long periods of time at any single speed, either fast or slow "
 

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all new cars should be broken in. my dealer told me to take it easy, and it's written in the manual too.
 

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And I'm a proud member of CBA (Car Beaters Anonymous)... also lo bux and I are a fan of the hard break-in method. The first 20-30mi are the most important in having the rings seal properly, I had my first oil change done at 50mi to get any possible metal shavings, etc out. After that I just drove like I normally did... I took the tC to the drag strip at 1500mi and my car hasn't blown up yet.
 

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Here we go with the break in period yet again...
 

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i have a friend that works for honda, and from what he tells me, the guys at the dealer has already probably driven your car and they've probably peeled out and probably did everything you can imagine..

what i'm trying to say is, its not necessary to break in the cars..
 

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Originally posted by MustangJolly@Aug 31 2005, 05:53 PM
they've probably peeled out and probably did everything you can imagine..
I'm not gonna listen to a bunch of punk kids....

If you dont break in your cars, no, it's NOT gonna blow the F up.

But a few years down the road, you never know.
It is important for the Cylinder Heads and Pistons to get Hot and Cold, to Expand and Retract....and let the piston rings set in.
 

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Didn't we have a long involved discussion about this in another thread?

Wait - here and here. Do we need to go over all of this a third time?
 

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Originally posted by scion06@Aug 31 2005, 10:35 AM
Alright. A little off the topic since we are talking about the track.
What did you guys run at the track?
What is done to your car?
What does a stock TC run at the track?
What sort of track do you mean? Is your idea of a track an eight of a mile or a quarter of a mile, either one in a straight strip, or is it of an oval? Or is it of a road course (my personal definition of a track; a drag strip is a strip--that's just my way of looking at it though, since I have a fascination with actually turning).

-Ed
 
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