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03-06-13, 06:37 AM
I sold my V last fall but I figured I still ask you guys and see what you all think. We are buying a new acadia denali and I'm looking up opinions on proper break in for a new engine. I've never had a new car, only atvs, so I've never broke in a new car engine before. Seems like 2 different options: one being granny it around and be easy. While not holding same rpm. Other is drive it somewhat aggressive, while not holding same rpm. I thought of the v when reading all this when I saw everyone getting different stock hp readings and was wondering if there was some truth to a proper break in really making a difference. I mean its a 3.6 v6 so it's far from performance but I still want to do it right if any of you have any suggestions. Thanks.

03-06-13, 08:44 AM
Just drive it the way you always drive. Most important thing is to check oil often till it brakes in. My 2011 3500 diesel did not stop using oil till it had over 35000 miles on it. Now that was a diesel but still check oil level often. I drove my truck normal at different speeds till 3000 miles then it got a 53ft 20000lbs trailer be hind it and driven 500-700 miles a day. It's over 100,000 now and I got it in November of 2011. Still runs like new and uses no oil. Had oil changed every 5k till it stopped burning it. Now I change it every 8-10k. And did trans at 30-60 and so on.

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03-06-13, 10:43 AM
Goat-v, I know you're looking for feedback from other owners but I just wanted to let you know I'm available to research your new car question anytime. Please don't hesitate to email me at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com for further assistance. Thanks for considering another GM vehicle!


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03-06-13, 12:32 PM
Thanks madsts. I figured but just wanted to make sure. Congrats on getting that low mileage V. I've never seen one since I sold mine.