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I read the owners manual regarding break in from 600-1200 miles.

"Drive with the engine speed kept relatively high with the shift lever in the M position. Shifting is recommended between 1st and 4th gears."

What RPM range has everyone used for this part of the break in ?
 

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Dude......Break in period? its all BS. They kill those motors on the dino, and scream the cars on the test track before they ship... WOT--only way to break her in right... nice seeing you on the road the other day by the way--car is sweet
 

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Thanks. I have been driving like an old man under 3500 RPM's. I was more concened about the tranny and differential break in. I will see you out there in the "wild".
 

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I mean I believe 50% follow break in procedure and 50% don't...from all the posts previously about this matter seems like those who didn't follow break in tend to have had no problems, and same with people who followed...so its whether your anal about following what Nissan says in the book or your are the believer of the car adapts and learns to how your normally drive
 

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I have been following Nissan's break in. It only took 2 weeks to get to 600 miles, so another 2 weeks of break in I can handle. It seems Nissan is vague about the engine speed for the last the last 600 miles of break in. BTW I will be at Detailing Dynamics BBQ on Sunday 10-2-11 at 10am feel free to stop by and chat. PM if you want more info.
 

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I got the email about detailing dynamics bbq, I believe its bbq/ping pong if Im not mistaken...I highly doubt I can make it, since I don't have my GTR back yet, but If it is I would consider...
 

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^^ Why does everyone gloss over the fact that the engine was ran on a dyno for 10mins at redline prior to being placed in the car? The rings have been seated, and the engine is broken in essentially.

What you are now breaking in is the tranny etc...

Cheese
 

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The recommended break-in in Europe is 2,000 km, with the first 500 km to be very "light". From 1,000 km to 2,000 km I gradually increased the RPMs from 3,000 to 6,000 by increments of 500 km. The upshift alert is useful for that.

I don't think that you can practically drive like that on a continuous basis though. I would accelrate from time to time to get into those ranges.

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I have seen the topic debated a number of times. My question is why would the manufacturer recommend going easy on the engine during break in if that does not yield the best results for the engine?
What motivation would they have to not give you the best information available for this topic? They made the engine, don't you think they know what is best?
 

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I mean I believe 50% follow break in procedure and 50% don't...from all the posts previously about this matter seems like those who didn't follow break in tend to have had no problems, and same with people who followed...so its whether your anal about following what Nissan says in the book or your are the believer of the car adapts and learns to how your normally drive
I'm a believer that most cars have a break in for the transmissions rather than engines now days. As a lot of people are/have said the engines have been on a dyno and the cars run in Japan.
 

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I'm also with "nissangtr" here, what would the manufacturer gain from falsly telling you to break the car in? They aren't asking you to break the engine in, they are recommending to break the entire car in. There are more components than just the engine.
 

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I have seen the topic debated a number of times. My question is why would the manufacturer recommend going easy on the engine during break in if that does not yield the best results for the engine?
What motivation would they have to not give you the best information available for this topic? They made the engine, don't you think they know what is best?
Maybe for dipshits who have never owned a fast car to give them a little learning curve??? Who knows... I always break them in hard! Never had any problems in over 40 cars now.. I don't keep them long though
 

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Maybe for dipshits who have never owned a fast car to give them a little learning curve??? Who knows... I always break them in hard! Never had any problems in over 40 cars now.. I don't keep them long though
The one car I babied (S2000) never stopped burning oil. Ended up putting a new engine in it after it burned through a bunch of oil at the track. I drove it hard from the beginning and now it's my very reliable track car with no issues whatsoever and no burning oil.
 

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Break it in like you stole it. I never babied mine, and after 27K she burns no oil between oil changes.

I always let the trans and engine come up to temperature before I hammer on it though.
 

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Break it in like you stole it. I never babied mine, and after 27K she burns no oil between oil changes.

I always let the trans and engine come up to temperature before I hammer on it though.
Agreed.
 

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^^ Why does everyone gloss over the fact that the engine was ran on a dyno for 10mins at redline prior to being placed in the car? The rings have been seated, and the engine is broken in essentially.

What you are now breaking in is the tranny etc...

Cheese
Tranny broken in on several of the 9 laps at Tochigi test track before leaving factory.

.http://www.nxtbook.c...1/index.php#/12

Drive it like your hair is on fire...
 
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