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Engine Break In

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From Car and Driver April 2005, p126.

"For the first 600 miles, we treated the Evo like a cute baby lamb. That's because Mitsubishi tells us the break-in is a crucial time in an Evo's life. If you're kind for those first few miles, you will be rewarded with quicker accereration, and it will never burn oil, Mitsubishi claims.

Less than a month later, we tested the Evo, and our self-control was repaid with a 0-to-60 time 5.0 seconds. Forty-thousand miles later, the repeat performance took 5.1 seconds. Also, we never had to add a quart of oil over all those miles. We've heard from owners who couldn't keep from cranking that tach to the far right as they pulled out of the showroom lot and now must add quarts of oil regularly."

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Did you post this to show the parallel to the P-Car community and RMS leaks? Maybe people aren't breaking in their cars properly? Not sure what this is supposed to convey being that it is a Evo.

But, I think that Porsche has already deemed that the RMS problem is not one owner fault but rather one of a manufacturing flaw.

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There was an earlier thread on the pros and cons of following manufacturer break in procedures with respect to oil consumption (i.e. piston ring seal to cylinder).

Some people follow the manual. others recommended different break in procedures.

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