: Break-in period



Jinx
04-06-13, 04:34 PM
My 2005 Corvette's break-in was 500 miles under 55mph with varying speed and 200 miles of gentle braking.

I'm reading the V Owner's Manual and it says
"avoid full throttle starts and abrupt stops" -- makes sense
"do not exceed 4000rpm" -- I get it
"avoid driving at any one constant speed, fast or slow" -- right
"avoid downshifting to brake or slow the vehicle when the engine speed will exceed 4000rpm" -- redundant
"do not let the engine labor; never lug the engine in high gear at low speeds; with a manual transmission shift to the next lower gear; this rule applies at all times, not just during the break-in period" -- okay, but is there a skip-shift?
"do not participate in track events, sport driving schools, or similar activities during this break-in period" -- seems obvious given Rules 1 and 2, fellas
"check engine oil with every refueling and add if necessary; oil and fuel consumption may be higher than normal during the first 1500 miles" -- good tip
"to break in new tires, drive at moderate speeds and avoid hard cornering for the first 200 miles; new tires do not have maximum traction and may tend to slip" -- sure
"new brake linings also need a break-in period; avoid making hard stops during the first 200 miles; this is recommended every time brake linings are replaced" -- good advice, and a handy reminder that break and brake are two different words

Wait, how long am I supposed to follow those first few rules? FIFTEEN HUNDRED MILES!? I have to wait eight weeks for the car, and then court it like a 1950s debutante?

Five hundred, I can do. Knock that out in a couple of weekends gently touring the countryside and enjoying the late spring weather.

Fifteen hundred? That's like ten dates of holding hands and kissing cheeks on the porch. With the sous chef / fitness model who likes erotic thrillers and tying cherry stems in knots with her tongue.

I don't know how I'm gonna get through it.

hulksdaddy
04-06-13, 04:42 PM
Baby oil and internet porn...

JFJr
04-06-13, 04:48 PM
My 2005 Corvette's break-in was 500 miles under 55mph with varying speed and 200 miles of gentle braking.

I'm reading the V Owner's Manual and it says
"avoid full throttle starts and abrupt stops" -- makes sense
"do not exceed 4000rpm" -- I get it
"avoid driving at any one constant speed, fast or slow" -- right
"avoid downshifting to brake or slow the vehicle when the engine speed will exceed 4000rpm" -- redundant
"do not let the engine labor; never lug the engine in high gear at low speeds; with a manual transmission shift to the next lower gear; this rule applies at all times, not just during the break-in period" -- okay, but is there a skip-shift?
"do not participate in track events, sport driving schools, or similar activities during this break-in period" -- seems obvious given Rules 1 and 2, fellas
"check engine oil with every refueling and add if necessary; oil and fuel consumption may be higher than normal during the first 1500 miles" -- good tip
"to break in new tires, drive at moderate speeds and avoid hard cornering for the first 200 miles; new tires do not have maximum traction and may tend to slip" -- sure
"new brake linings also need a break-in period; avoid making hard stops during the first 200 miles; this is recommended every time brake linings are replaced" -- good advice, and a handy reminder that break and brake are two different words

Wait, how long am I supposed to follow those first few rules? FIFTEEN HUNDRED MILES!? I have to wait eight weeks for the car, and then court it like a 1950s debutante?

Five hundred, I can do. Knock that out in a couple of weekends gently touring the countryside and enjoying the late spring weather.

Fifteen hundred? That's like ten dates of holding hands and kissing cheeks on the porch. With the sous chef / fitness model who likes erotic thrillers and tying cherry stems in knots with her tongue.

I don't know how I'm gonna get through it.

You can do it. The V weighs about 900# more than the Corvette, so we're talking about more inertia that probably influences the time it takes for the differential, brakes, etc., parts to get used to each other, without incident.

Jud

KellyE
04-06-13, 06:03 PM
Has any of you had your motor Dynoed?:sneaky: There is not break in period and they run the sh$!t out of the motor...:lildevil:

JFJr
04-06-13, 06:35 PM
Has any of you had your motor Dynoed?:sneaky: There is not break in period and they run the sh$!t out of the motor...:lildevil:

It's not the engine that needs the break-in.

neuronbob
04-06-13, 06:54 PM
Fifteen hundred? That's like ten dates of holding hands and kissing cheeks on the porch. With the sous chef / fitness model who likes erotic thrillers and tying cherry stems in knots with her tongue.

I don't know how I'm gonna get through it.

I've had to do it with two 2G Vs now. Believe me, it is hard. All you can do is imagine what it is like to shift over 5k rpm. It makes the first time you do it all that much sweeter, though.

Trapspeed
04-07-13, 08:08 AM
Break in that rear end right or the bitch will start whining like a spoiled child.

Random84
04-07-13, 08:39 AM
Break in that rear end right or the bitch will start whining like a spoiled child.

Have to be gentle, since half of these diffs are underfilled from the factory, right? :D

KellyE
04-07-13, 02:58 PM
It's not the engine that needs the break-in.


For a chassis Dyno...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a22hyEwlh1I
Follow the link and you will see it all gets a work out..

Big Jay
04-07-13, 04:27 PM
I have a ritual with my Corvettes where I exceed 100 mph coming home from the dealer the first time

RobbE
04-07-13, 10:56 PM
My 2005 Corvette's break-in was 500 miles under 55mph with varying speed and 200 miles of gentle braking.

I'm reading the V Owner's Manual and it says
"avoid full throttle starts and abrupt stops" -- makes sense
"do not exceed 4000rpm" -- I get it
"avoid driving at any one constant speed, fast or slow" -- right
"avoid downshifting to brake or slow the vehicle when the engine speed will exceed 4000rpm" -- redundant
"do not let the engine labor; never lug the engine in high gear at low speeds; with a manual transmission shift to the next lower gear; this rule applies at all times, not just during the break-in period" -- okay, but is there a skip-shift?
"do not participate in track events, sport driving schools, or similar activities during this break-in period" -- seems obvious given Rules 1 and 2, fellas
"check engine oil with every refueling and add if necessary; oil and fuel consumption may be higher than normal during the first 1500 miles" -- good tip
"to break in new tires, drive at moderate speeds and avoid hard cornering for the first 200 miles; new tires do not have maximum traction and may tend to slip" -- sure
"new brake linings also need a break-in period; avoid making hard stops during the first 200 miles; this is recommended every time brake linings are replaced" -- good advice, and a handy reminder that break and brake are two different words

Wait, how long am I supposed to follow those first few rules? FIFTEEN HUNDRED MILES!? I have to wait eight weeks for the car, and then court it like a 1950s debutante?

Five hundred, I can do. Knock that out in a couple of weekends gently touring the countryside and enjoying the late spring weather.

Fifteen hundred? That's like ten dates of holding hands and kissing cheeks on the porch. With the sous chef / fitness model who likes erotic thrillers and tying cherry stems in knots with her tongue.

I don't know how I'm gonna get through it.


You can do all that, im at about 1000 km's already (2 weeks) and i am drivkng the car very easy. BUT!!!!! you cant order one of these beasts and not lite the tires up like no tomorrow..... I had 61kms on her... and the patch i left was outstanding..... trust me.... you have to try it. The car can take it. its not that fragile....

Give er.

bigburban
04-07-13, 11:10 PM
Baby oil and internet porn...

Lol, what watching u tube cts-v

Silver Sled
04-08-13, 12:11 AM
I broke mine in the first 2 miles out of the dealer, and added 200hp 200 miles later. Seriously, drive the car the way she is meant to be driven. If something goes wrong (which it won't) take it back to the dealer. Mine dynoed at 575 with 150 miles on it.

Kluch
04-08-13, 12:38 AM
I broke mine in the first 2 miles out of the dealer, and added 200hp 200 miles later. Seriously, drive the car the way she is meant to be driven. If something goes wrong (which it won't) take it back to the dealer. Mine dynoed at 575 with 150 miles on it.

Here we go with another break-in thread and the two schools of thought. Sigh.

Random84
04-08-13, 07:12 AM
IMHO the break-in procedures are over-done, but I agree there still needs to be one for the diff and transmission. several hundreds of miles and a few heat cycles should be more than enough.