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Old 05-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #1
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Figured it was time to take the dive and buy a Crosstrek. After months of researching and dealing with multiple dealers, I finally brought a Tangerine Orange Pearl 5sp Crosstrek two days ago. This is my second Subaru and so far loving every moment of it! I came from an 04 WRX, so it took some getting used to not being able to peel away from other mustangs, etc.

Since, this is my first brand new vehicle, I pose a question. How did everyone break in their engines? I know there are certain things people do, such as no more than 65 mph on the highway, etc, but what did you all do?

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Old 05-17-2013, 01:57 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the site! I am from Wilmington myself, though I haven't lived there in about five years, but I still love NC. Congrats on the Crosstrek purchase, what made you go from the turbo WRX to the N/A Crosstrek? I had a WRX a while ago and that thing was such a blast to drive.

As far as breaking in, I believe try to stay under 65mph/4k RPM is good, as well as downshifting for engine braking to help everything "set". I could be wrong about my numbers, though.

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:32 AM   #3
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I decided to make the switch mainly, because I wanted a car that got better gas mileage and took regular gas lol. 93+ octane fuel was starting to get expensive! Plus, I love the look of the Crosstrek and the versatility it has.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:56 AM   #4
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Hello and Welcome to the site! I just clicked 13 K but I remember varying speed and keeping revs below 4000 as has been mentioned. Did this to 1,000 miles and its been rode hard since! Quite a few of us on here believe in setting the rings and other internal bits by allowing back pressure do its thing upon deceleration- much easier in our 5 speeds IMO. The hope is to match up rings/ cylinder walls early- the successful mating process will produce a long and happy marriage as the miles accumulate.

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:18 PM   #6
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Welcome to club fellow Tangerine owner!

I kept my XV under 3k rpm for the first thousand miles, though i did play with the gears a bit to keep the engine guessing. Not a whole lot though- probably less than the more mechanically inclined members here did.
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Welcome and congrats...


As said in previous posts.... 1000 miles under 4000 rpms.. but keep the rpms varying as you drive... upshifting and downshifting as not to hold at a steady rpm too long.
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Thanks guys for all the advice!
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