View Full Version : proper way to break in GTS
08-16-2002, 11:27 PM
well that it???? anybody??? thanks
08-17-2002, 12:07 PM
well i can't say that this is exactly THE way to do it - but, here's what I did: first 1,000 miles i tried my hardest not to give it too much throttle and to alternate speeds quite often. at the 1,000 mark I changed my oil with conventional oil to get any little particles that came off during the initial 1,000. After 1,000 I started gettin on the gas a little more as I got closer to 4,000 and whatnot and then i proceeded to change the oil again w/ conventional oil. at 7,000 once more w/ the conventional, then afterwards i switched to mobil 1 synthetic.
08-17-2002, 08:28 PM
i was told to drive it at a constant speed (RPM) for the first 1000miles wilthout going over 3000 rpm's them doing the same thing every 500 miles and increasing the RPM by thousand each time till i hit 6000. i didnt get any advise about the oil though. but i always though that the oil that comes in the car is very good quality and your not supposed to change it for quit a while. like on BMW or volvo, benz after 15000 miles. i dont know about toyota though......
08-18-2002, 01:07 AM
change my oil yesterday at 2700 and drove hard since 1500. tried to baby it in first 1500 still hit cam's everyonce in a while.
everything is fine. I babied my ninja perfectly didnt pay attention to the celi as well but at this point no harm for the wear
Honestly try and take it easy very easy 4000 rpm is fine in the book for first 1000k
08-19-2002, 12:53 AM
My father and all my unckles are mechanics and they told me to drive it like you stole it so you,ll know if you got a strong car. I,ve been pounding my auto GT-S from day one, and no probs yet but I still have warranty. Also remember toyota,s last forever cause they use better parts than everybody, it,s a strong company. Hope this helps.
I believe this is brought up in the Owners Manual.
12-30-2003, 06:34 AM
i got mine with 0W-30 full synthetic oil. kept it slow and easy under 4000 rpm for the first 500km. then upped the rpm to 5000 for another 200km and upped the rpm to 6000 for yet another 200km. i did never hit lift for the first 1000km.
after that i was at almost 1000km, made a full oil-change (0W-30 full synthetic) and drove it as hard as i could. break it in like you are going to drive it. that's my advice. no problems and my engine is still purring like a cat at 23k km.
01-03-2004, 09:51 AM
Originally posted by RIP V-8
Also remember toyota,s last forever cause they use better parts than everybody Except for lift bolts. :ugh:
01-08-2004, 06:08 PM
Actually, the harder you drive it when it still new, the better the rings seal on the piston. To make a long short you get more power out of your car, rather then just pampering it, because then the rings never get properly heated for correct sealing and then your car starts ageing and you want to push it harder and since the rings where never properly seated right, You'll get BOOM busted piston rings and a blown engine.
Also don't use synthetic oil for the first few oil changes. Believe it or not but synthetic can scratch up the engine and cause stress cracks later. You'll want to use the thickest oil your car can run so your car can get a good coating over the running parts. Allowing you to push the car harder in its earlier stages of development a stronger engine.
I'll try to find a online guide for this that I saw sometime back for proper breaking in an engine
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