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Old 03-28-2013, 05:02 PM   #36
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Well, the oil wasn't in the floor of my garage, where did it go? I'm not the first to report oil usage during the first 1000's of miles. I think the oil went past the rings because they weren't seated, not broken-in. I would be disturbed if there was another explanation.
Dude, seriously? Rings get broken in in minutes and arrive broken in once it hits the dealers lot. If you're losing that much oil you have more issues than just rings.
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I second grabber blue on that.. Maybe if you had a car with 3 miles on it, then that would be more believable, but still not likely. I waited till my car had 1k on it and then I let it rip.. Couldn't wait anymore lol. Been driving it like I stole it, and been to redline many times ever since that day. Never had a single issue with the car at all other than one tpms sensor going out and I just rolled over 18k yesterday.
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Hahaha. I've never owned a small block chevy that didn't use excessive amounts of oil after 100k. I once read that Ford thought that 1quart every 800 miles is acceptable oil consumption, as far as the warranty is concerned. Lol. You just slipped under the limit. You have nothing to worry about. But seriously, these aren't hand built engines. They move down the assembly line at break-neck speed. The quality can vary. The last Ford engine that I took apart came from the factory with undersize crank main bearing journals. They do what they have to do. It's amazing that they are as good as they are, all things considered. I'm of the opinion that if the rings didn't seat during cam break-in, about 30 minutes, that engine will never be the same as an engine where they did seat during that time. Air cooled engines are a different story.
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we were always told 500 miles
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You still have to love them. Bless their hearts. Lol.
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we were always told 500 miles
Engines are run at the ford plant before being put in the cars. You can literally abuse them right out of the lot. I know I and many others did. My car never went through a break in period except when I had my gears changed because the place that did it wouldn't warranty their work if I didn't.
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break it in fast and hard, i say, the more you baby your 5.0 the more it wants to be babyed, i floor board mine every time i get in it, and i run a 12.7 at 112mph in the 1/4 mile, and iam bone stock automatic, so just kill it for the first 10,000 miles, and it will be acustom to being punished, and luv it every time you do it.
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break it in fast and hard, i say, the more you baby your 5.0 the more it wants to be babyed, i floor board mine every time i get in it, and i run a 12.7 at 112mph in the 1/4 mile, and iam bone stock automatic, so just kill it for the first 10,000 miles, and it will be acustom to being punished, and luv it every time you do it.
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The 1000 mile recomendation may have to do with allowing other drivetrain components time to break in before we do to these cars what we do. just a thought.
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Um, why would using 4 quarts be wrong with no seated rings in a new engine?
Because my mustang had less then 3 miles on it when I bought it and I didn't burn through 4 quarts of oil in the first 5,000 miles. Same with my buddy in his '12 GT.
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break it in fast and hard, i say, the more you baby your 5.0 the more it wants to be babyed, i floor board mine every time i get in it, and i run a 12.7 at 112mph in the 1/4 mile, and iam bone stock automatic, so just kill it for the first 10,000 miles, and it will be acustom to being punished, and luv it every time you do it.
Ya, I've never babied anything with a warranty. I want it to break if It's going to.
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I've always been told to break it in like you are gonna drive it. In my case its wide open.
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The 1000 mile recomendation may have to do with allowing other drivetrain components time to break in before we do to these cars what we do. just a thought.
Exactly. Drivetrain, brakes, etc. And honestly, what are they going to say in the owners manual, " Take it out and beat on it. It's all covered under the warranty." Uh huh.
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Exactly. Drivetrain, brakes, etc. And honestly, what are they going to say in the owners manual, " Take it out and beat on it. It's all covered under the warranty." Uh huh.
According to page 482 "break in procedures"

"I dare you... I double dog dare you mother f**ker... Beat on this thing from the day you get it."

So according to ford, it is perfectly acceptable to drive WOT everywhere at mile 1! :p
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agreed nhcowboy, niceley put.
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Agreed. I was talking about 6 quarts in the first 5000 miles. No problem now.
When I got my car new, after only having it for to weeks I decided to check my oil. It didn't even show on the dip stick!! I put in 2 qts to bring it back up!! I went straight to the dealer and told them ! They came back and said that tech who checks the cars when they come in from the factory didn't know that it took 8 Qts to fill,
it happened to a friend , he took his in for a oil change and when he got it back he checked it and it was 3 Qts low!! So always check it after you have a oil change!! Some tech think its only 6 Qts to fill !! So that might have happened to you!!
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The owner's manual does state not to run the engine at steady speeds. These engines are factory broken in, and normal ownership will reap good results. I changed the oil at 1K, didn't use a drop. And yes, there is a oil monitoring progam in the car. Comparing these engines to Harleys is like comparing them to Briggs and Stratton or Evinrude. Change the oil before long term storage to allow the anti-oxidants in the oil to protect the engine surfaces.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:05 AM   #53
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There is a Break-In period buried in the Owners Manual

Page 165
Do not measure fuel economy during the first 1000 miles
(1600 kilometers) of driving (this is your engine’s break-in period); a
more accurate measurement is obtained after 2000 miles–3000 miles
(3200 kilometers–4800 kilometers). Also, fuel expense, frequency of
fill-ups or fuel gauge readings are not accurate ways to measure fuel
economy.

Page 212
BREAKING-IN
You need to break in new tires for approximately 300 miles
(480 kilometers). During this time, your vehicle may exhibit some unique
driving characteristics. Avoid driving too fast during the first 1000 miles
(1600 kilometers). Vary your speed frequently and change up through
the gears early. Do not labor the engine. Do not tow during the first
1000 miles (1600 kilometers).
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Screw the owners manual.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:04 PM   #56
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i was told 1000 miles...I am taking it easy on her for two reasons..one because this is my first brand spankin new car and two because I am still getting comfortable driving a stick! I used to drive my husbands jeep wrangler and it was stick but it is totally different!
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:40 AM   #57
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Finally got my GT today after placing the order in August! I asked the salesman what the break-in time is and he said there is none. I didn't see anything in the owners manual either, but I just wanted to triple check before I start having fun. Break-in periods are torture!
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Do not measure fuel economy during the first 1000 miles
(1600 kilometers) of driving (this is your engine’s break-in period
); a
more accurate measurement is obtained after 2000 miles–3000 miles
(3200 kilometers–4800 kilometers). Also, fuel expense, frequency of
fill-ups or fuel gauge readings are not accurate ways to measure fuel
economy.

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BREAKING-IN
You need to break in new tires for approximately 300 miles
(480 kilometers). During this time, your vehicle may exhibit some unique
driving characteristics. Avoid driving too fast during the first 1000 miles
(1600 kilometers). Vary your speed frequently and change up through
the gears early. Do not labor the engine. Do not tow during the first
1000 miles (1600 kilometers
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FORD...Fix Or Repair Daily.
Then we just buy a hot Mustang which is technically advanced to the point that we purchase the extended warranty and not worry about FORD's.
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FORD...Fix Or Repair Daily.
Then we just buy a hot Mustang which is technically advanced to the point that we purchase the extended warranty and not worry about FORD's.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:12 AM   #60
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breaking it in for 1000 miles isn't going to hurt it. Yes I whomped on it, but just took it easy for the first 1000 miles. Wether or not it does anything, it sure doesn't hurt it
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I know that I waited until the car stopped drinking oil like they all do before I really started "using" the power. My uncle had to drive his ZL1 for 1500 miles before Hennessy would work on it and if I remember right he had to wait around that long before he could work on his 2010 gt500 he had before. So there must be some kind of break in period
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I know that I waited until the car stopped drinking oil like they all do before I really started "using" the power. My uncle had to drive his ZL1 for 1500 miles before Hennessy would work on it and if I remember right he had to wait around that long before he could work on his 2010 gt500 he had before. So there must be some kind of break in period
Except we know that the 5.0 is run before put in the car itself. I doubt Chevy does that with the ZL1.
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Run / Tested at Factory

I believe my car was one of those "quality spot check" vehicles they run on the test track at Flat Rock. It had 26 miles on it (and grease on the passenger seat) as it came off the truck so somebody somewhere drove it. You can bet the test track check out is WOT. My 2 cents.
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I know that I waited until the car stopped drinking oil like they all do before I really started "using" the power. My uncle had to drive his ZL1 for 1500 miles before Hennessy would work on it and if I remember right he had to wait around that long before he could work on his 2010 gt500 he had before. So there must be some kind of break in period
Yea, you had oil fairies. Your are imagining putting oil in your car.
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My break in on my 14' was a burnout down my block
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My break in on my 14' was a burnout down my block
You did it right then.
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My break in was a tvs at 200 miles.
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Break-In Period

Buried in the qwners manual on page 165 it states:

Do not measure fuel economy during the first 1000 miles
(1600 kilometers) of driving (this is your engine’s break-in period); a
more accurate measurement is obtained after 2000 miles–3000 miles
(3200 kilometers–4800 kilometers). Also, fuel expense, frequency of
fill-ups or fuel gauge readings are not accurate ways to measure fuel
economy.

On page 212: (Refers to the engine)

You need to break in new tires for approximately 300 miles
(480 kilometers). During this time, your vehicle may exhibit some unique
driving characteristics. Avoid driving too fast during the first 1000 miles
(1600 kilometers). Vary your speed frequently and change up through
the gears early. Do not labor the engine. Do not tow during the first
1000 miles (1600 kilometers).
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Drive it like you stole it.
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Mysteriously those pages are missing from my manual
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