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Proper engine break in techniques?

I just got my Genesis Sedan and was wondering what, if any, engine break in techniques to use to get a long lasting engine. The dealership never, in the slightest bit, touched on the subject.

Did anyone have any special break in techniques?
Did you keep the Revs under a certain limit for a certain amount of miles?
Is there a maximum top speed you went before a certain amount of miles?
When did you first really open up the car - how many miles?
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I keep my revs down and do as clean shifts as possible, making sure not to over rev.

I will be babying the engine for the first 5 or 6 tanks of gas then I'll probably start driving it more and more harder, IE: higher revs off launch and shift points from time to time

Don't see any reason to keep it under a certain speed either, as long as you aren't puttin the engine at WOT.
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I recommend a call to your service tech.

Long story short. Just drive it. No long periods of time and a steady r.p.m. Max of 70 m.p.h. but again don't stay at one speed for more than 10-15 min. No full throttle accellerations until over 2500 mi.

Enjoy.
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I recommend a call to your service tech.

Long story short. Just drive it. No long periods of time and a steady r.p.m. Max of 70 m.p.h. but again don't stay at one speed for more than 10-15 min. No full throttle accellerations until over 2500 mi.

Enjoy.
Great advice it deserves to be said again.
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Don't forget to do maintenance when its due, don't delay or put it off!
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Drive it normal .... if you think you are driving it too hard and you are being harder on it then you should, then you are!!!
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Once you get over 1000 KMs you are safe to drive it a little harder, but start off driving it "nicely".

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Over that mark now, thanks all for the information - I followed all the advice and hopefully my eninge should be ok to last me a long time.
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And if not at least you still have the car on warranty for a long time.
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Over that mark now, thanks all for the information - I followed all the advice and hopefully my eninge should be ok to last me a long time.
Now you can start having fun with it!

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Consistancy is key, drive the same you would everyday no matter on how new the engine is.
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Good info.



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Just baby it the first few thousand kilometers/miles. As long as all the seals seat properly then you're fine. Once the seals have seated properly then have as much fun as you want.
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