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Orangeblood
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I have about 350 miles on my TSX. Been doing a breakin routine of run-up to 3500 first 100, 3750 second 100, 4000 on third 100. The theory being fairly hard charging to medium, but gradually increasing, rpm to seat rings while avoiding heat buildup. Under this theory, 600 miles is then end of the breakin, which only gets one up to about 5000 rpm (a flaw in the procedure?).

I should be up to 400+ miles by end of week and thus around 4250 rpm wise.

I want to go on a short roadtrip to a college baseball game 90 miles away this Friday. If I keep under 4250 moving between 5th and 6th (maybe even 4th here and there) and stay off constant rpm, think this is a good or bad idea break-in wise?

Thoughts appreciated.
 

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I thought there was no problem going right up near redline RIGHT AWAY.

OCICBW. :D

And anyway just for the heck of it I did basically what you're doing.
 

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OCICBW?

Probably right, I'm just being a wiener. But I likes my preciousss. Dont wants to hurt my preciouss.

:p
 

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I like your way of thinking!
I was told to keep her below 4K RPM's for the first 600 miles, and then gradually go up from there (after 600).
 

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Orangeblood
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Oh no. Sorry.

I didn't get to make the game. The guy I was going with finked out at last minute. :madfawk:

Texas won, 7-6 in a come-from-behind victory. Was a good game, sorry I missed it.

Instead, I drove around town and got about 75 miles toward my 600, which has now been exceeded! Now I need to find some place to cut loose a bit. :kinggrin:
 

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Too bad you missed such a good game, not to mention the trip!

But you did do a good job of reminding us about 2 more smileys that we need bad:

:kinggrin:
:madfawk:
Not to mention :grinfawk:
 

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Congrats on getting her broken in! I look forward to reading your impressions after "really" driving her :)
Joker - who is sorry you missed the game
 

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LOL oops. I entered response down below and didn't have them to pick from.

Emoticon illusisons from "the other" site.
 

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MarkPinTx said:
LOL oops. I entered response down below and didn't have them to pick from.

Emoticon illusisons from "the other" site.
Hey, no apology necessary! The thing is, we don't have those ones here!
I've been known to do exactly what you did. :grinfawk:
(See?) :D
 
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