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How many of you followed the 500 mile break-in procedure?

 
Old 02-20-2019, 01:07 PM
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Did you strictly follow The 500 mi. break in period or did you cheat ???
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Varied rpms in any cruise situation, broke 4K rpm once I think, changed at 492mi. Now i take it through the RPM range a lot more.
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I have a manual its killing me not to run through the gears I still have 250 mi. to go
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Followed it as outlined in the owners manual. Was very difficult to do as I wanted to experience the 650 hp and torgue but I waited.
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Followed to the letter
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With the exception of the 500 mile oil change, followed guidelines set forth by the factory. Had the oil changed as soon as I got home (1100 mile trip from dealer). 10K miles on the car now and no issues (2017 Z06 coupe).
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Went 7 miles over.
Had dealer do it so it would be on record as being done.

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Scrupulous behavior through 500 miles. Made an appointment at my dealer for the first of three freebie changes and drove in at 501 miles on the clock.

Like some, I took a picture of the instrument panel at 499 and 500 miles, to document the change in color bands around the tachometer. Cool stuff.
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Old 02-20-2019, 02:18 PM
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Yes, followed the 500 mile oil change. Why would you not, especially considering not doing so could put your warranty in jeopardy.
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Followed it as outlined in the owners manual and done at 500 miles !!!

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Followed the guidelines regarding varying speed and RPM limits through the first 500 but didn’t change my oil until about 1800. Over the years I have gone both ways on break in, drive it like you stole it and following the letter of the law and I have never had an issue even with engines my buddies and I built and tossed into a car ourselves. My 2017 Z51 is a much bigger investment than many of those earlier cars so I chose to more closely follow the manufacturers guidelines.
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Originally Posted by GARYFINN View Post
I have a manual its killing me not to run through the gears I still have 250 mi. to go
Hehehe.....that 500 goes before you know it! (maybe not this time of year however).
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I give up; why not follow it???
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Hehehe.....that 500 goes before you know it! (maybe not this time of year however).
Ken this time of year is still in the 80's

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change mine at 495 and follow the brake in in my 2018 grand sport drop top mt7 2lt triple black with chrome wheels this is number 6 a 66,71,71,77,13and the 18.
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Got 500 miles on it the first day I owned it.
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I spun my m7 up to about 4 k a couple times during the first 500. Extremely hard to behave !
Spent last Saturday driving aimlessly for nearly 200 miles before getting the first change at 488 miles.
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Ken this time of year is still in the 80's
Then you're a slacker!!!
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I'll make up for it on the next 2-3 changes...I waited till 850-950 +/-
but did NOT bust loose on the pedal. Old man driving. My kids had more fun
with the paddle shifters than I did.
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I have a manual its killing me not to run through the gears I still have 250 mi. to go
Drive more then.
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