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Old 12-13-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Break-In?

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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Well it's under warranty I say smokem !
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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!
I was told the same thing. I drove her hard right from the start. Been almost 2 years and she drives like a charm.
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51000 miles of smokin tires, pretty much burned out off the showroom floor. Daily driver. you're welcome.
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Yep I have done the same, I have always been told drive en slow you have a sluggish car later on
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Aint the GT bench broken before the engine is installed?, plus i heard there one every so often that is also track for a lap or two
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"Finally got my GT today after placing the order in August!"

Did the dealership tell you why it took 16 weeks instead of the standard 6 to 8? Which packages did you order on it and did those slow it down?
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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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Break in? What is this break in you speak of?

My wife and I introduced ourselves to the car by romping on it on the test drive. After we got done giggling like 5-year olds who just set off some explosives, we started working on parperwork. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon giving friends & family joyrides. Yeah, it's broken in.
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There nothing wrong with smoking tires off the lot. I played it safe and went a 1000 miles to break it in just to be safe. You should do this just so everything works correctly. If you start to run it hard off the lot it will smell like burnt oil or something. So i would just be careful if i were you.
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There is no recommended break in time for these, as mentioned above they're broken in from the factory. I would probably be easy ish on it at first but it's a mustang, drive it like one!
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I only took it easy while the factory oil was in it. Up to a 1000 miles. No full throttle and never revved it past 6k. That's just me. Now it's a different story.
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Pictures!! !!Photos!! !!Photos!! Pictures!! Let us see her! No Fair Keeping Her All To Yourself, You must share! Okay! So perhaps l went a little overboard! I'd really love to see her!
Good to hear that I don't have to wait. The first snowfall of the year is expected this weekend.

I didn't get a straight answer for how long it took. It doesn't have the Brembo package or Recaros. It must have been the racing stripe! LOL
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The manual states not to drive at a constant speed for extended periods for the first 1000 miles and not to go WOT for the first 500 miles IIRC.
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Good to hear that I don't have to wait. The first snowfall of the year is expected this weekend.

I didn't get a straight answer for how long it took. It doesn't have the Brembo package or Recaros. It must have been the racing stripe! LOL
Great looking GT, congratulations!

As for break-in, I would put at least 500 miles on the engine/drivetrain, just to be on the safe side. Since it's a new car, you should hit 500 miles in no time! IMO, it can only help, so what not!?

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The manual states not to drive at a constant speed for extended periods for the first 1000 miles and not to go WOT for the first 500 miles IIRC.
Oooooops too late i guess
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Oooooops too late i guess
Be sure to check your oil until your rings seat. No kidding. Mine used 4 quarts in 2000 miles. After that, no problem.
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Be sure to check your oil until your rings seat. No kidding. Mine used 4 quarts in 2000 miles. After that, no problem.
I kept a check on mine , I change at 5000 miles and my oil was still clean and I pretty much was missing very little if any at all, and I have her all she had for those 5000 mi
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Be sure to check your oil until your rings seat. No kidding. Mine used 4 quarts in 2000 miles. After that, no problem.
The rings were seated before you bought the car, trust me.
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The rings were seated before you bought the car, trust me.
? I build Harley motors and there is always a break in period for rings. Usually less than 100mi, but still a break in.
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Good to hear that I don't have to wait. The first snowfall of the year is expected this weekend.

I didn't get a straight answer for how long it took. It doesn't have the Brembo package or Recaros. It must have been the racing stripe! LOL
She's a beauty!
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I can't get to the manual right now and too lazy to look on line, but I think I read somewhere these cars have an oil life monitor? Anyway, when I had the oil changed prior to putting my GT away for Winter, I had ~3k miles on it, the tech came out to the waiting area and told me that was the cleanest oil he had seen come out of a car. I told him I had read that I should change the oil (among other things) before I put it away for the cold season.
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? I build Harley motors and there is always a break in period for rings. Usually less than 100mi, but still a break in.
These motors are run before they get dropped into the engine bay. And I assume you're not talking about a factory Harley motor. Not an apples to apples comparison.
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These motors are run before they get dropped into the engine bay. And I assume you're not talking about a factory Harley motor. Not an apples to apples comparison.
If they have been run, then you are probably correct, it doesn't take much to seat a set of rings.
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I can't get to the manual right now and too lazy to look on line, but I think I read somewhere these cars have an oil life monitor? Anyway, when I had the oil changed prior to putting my GT away for Winter, I had ~3k miles on it, the tech came out to the waiting area and told me that was the cleanest oil he had seen come out of a car. I told him I had read that I should change the oil (among other things) before I put it away for the cold season.
Yeah my oil always looks really clean. At least com paired to my tundra. I think it says I am at 49% and my next oil change is feb or 2000 more miles.
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The rings were seated before you bought the car, trust me.
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.
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Absorption of the seals, bearings and all the little journals that are retaining oil for the first time?

That's my educated guess.
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The manual states not to drive at a constant speed for extended periods for the first 1000 miles and not to go WOT for the first 500 miles IIRC.
Oops. I fails that recommendation too. My break in period was from the showroom floor to the dealership exit. Then I drove it like I stole it!!!
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Hmm, 6 quarts of oil?
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Hmm, 6 quarts of oil?
Oil fairy jacked you. I've seen it a thousand times. Those sons of *****es gots no respect!
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No disrespect intended here, just my experience.

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Oil fairy jacked you. I've seen it a thousand times. Those sons of *****es gots no respect!
Haha!
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No disrespect intended here, just my experience.

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Haha!
On a serious note, if you've burned 4+ quarts in the first 2000 miles, something was seriously wrong. When I bought mine, I checked my oil every 1,000 miles and I lost maybe a quarter of a quart in the first 5,000.

I will say that a lot of oil can pass through the PCV valve. I've got an oil separator now and it collects about an ounce every 1500 miles.
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Agreed. I was talking about 6 quarts in the first 5000 miles. No problem now.
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That's a lot for a oil fairy to carry away.

You might have Lube Gnomes. They need oil to keep their underground news paper press running. Just leave a couple of pennies around your car so they can buy their own lubes and they should stop stealing your oil.

But if its fine now, they may have moved on and you shouldn't have anything else to worry about.
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Um, why would using 4 quarts be wrong with no seated rings in a new engine? I used to build small block chevys and expected to add oil until all rings are seated. Compression and oil control rings.

The process was to drive the car up hill and load it up to seat the rings. Maybe This sounds crazy, this was the way.

Maybe the oil fairy *is* responsible. If it's the rear crankshaft seal, I'm going to be pissed. Yet, no oil on my garage floor. I used to hate Fords and hate working on them.
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