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Anyone have their manuals handy?

What are the directives for breaking in the engine?

Guessing it's for the first 1000 miles / 1609 km or so.
 

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What sort of thugs are they telling you to avoid?
Took me a minute or two, but I realize now that you meant "things" not "thugs". LOL

Those would be good things to know though. I am always skeptical of the "break-in", but it is pretty widely talked about so I guess I'll go along with it.
 

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Breaking in engines is old school mentality. Most modern, mass produced engines don't require breaking in like they used to. But it never hurts and if it provides people with peace of mind, then go for it.
 

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The typical "do not go full throttle" etc. and that you prob won't get the advertised MPG until after the break-in period.
 

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Took me a minute or two, but I realize now that you meant "things" not "thugs". LOL

Those would be good things to know though. I am always skeptical of the "break-in", but it is pretty widely talked about so I guess I'll go along with it.
LOL

Sorry, typing on an iPhone with questionable auto-correct.
 

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A couple nebulous time periods here, but otherwise pretty straightforward...
(source: Canadian CX-3 manual, page 3-39)

Break-In Period

No special break-in is necessary, but a few precautions in the first 1,000 km (600 miles) may add to the performance, economy, and life of the vehicle.

-- Do not race the engine.

-- Do not maintain one constant speed,
either slow or fast, for a long period of
time.

-- Do not drive constantly at full-throttle or
high engine rpm for extended periods of
time.

-- Avoid unnecessary hard stops. Avoid full-throttle starts.
 
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