Never looked up (or attempted) to look up new car engine break in procedures. The recommendations on the net are all over the page ... which makes me think they are more opinions than anything else. Some say its a thing of the past ... some say its done at the factory now ... others say to change the oil after 50-100 miles, never going above 3000 rpm. And I guess there is some evidence of benefit if you drive it like hell from tbe get-go. How have you guys addressed this?
I bought a new Corvette in 2019. The owners manual states no excessive reving, vary the speeds, do not exceed 3500 RPMs for the first 500 miles and have the oil changed at 500 mi
I didn't bother reading the owners manual on my 2020 RS but I did employ the same break in tactics that I did with my Vette. I have also broken in my new 2021 Suzuki outboard motor 1.5 liter and that manual stated low RPMs and no extended WOT for the first 10 hours, with an oil change at 20 hours, then every 100 hours thereafter.
Owner - Employ some/all of the above
Leasers - Are prolly driving it like they stole it and never clicked on this thread
The first one I wanted from the dealer had 400 miles on it. I refused to take it. It was one of those dealer trade deals. The salesman found another one at another dealer. I went to that dealer and bought from them. He was kinda pissed and I understand that. But I wanted NEW.....