Most modern engines don't really need much of a "break-in" period. I'd say 300-500 miles is plenty. You're supposed to vary your speed as much as possible, and hit WOT (Wide-Open-Throttle) occasionally, but not regularly or for very long.
Most of all, don't worry about it too much. Just enjoy the car. Its innards are tried and true Honda - it will last.
True. Basically, for the first 1,000 km (hey, we use the metric systm up here ), drive as normal, just no hard starts or stops, and try not to rev too much into the VTEC range (4500+)...it won't hurt the car if you do, just don't stay in there too long. When I got past the break in point on my EL, the first opportunity I got, I revved it, and when VTEC kicked in, it felt great
Congratulations on your new ride and welcome to the forums!
It's not like the car will shatter on you if you break the rules, it's just that your car probabaly has been sitting in some place for a while and it will need some time to make it feel comfortable with its self. It's like freash apple pie hmmmmmm you keep it safe untill its time to eat it. hmmmmmm pie! So, don't worry about it! Once the car is ready then you'll have a blast. HMmmmmmmmm Pie! I think I'll go see if I got some! :thumbsup:
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