The manufacturer's recommended break-in period for a Honda Accord, six
cylinder, with automatic is 600 miles. I was advised by someone at the
dealership that cruise control should not be used until the vehicle
has been driven for 1500 miles. The owner's manual makes no mention of
a separate break-in for the cruise control. Has anyone else ever
Thanks in advance for your input.
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I believe the idea is to run through the RPM range during the break in
period, not to "not maintain" a specific RPM. As well, cruise control
maintains speed, not RPM. RPM can vary quite a bit at the same speed,
depending on the terrain.
I've had the pleasure to "break in" a few motorcycles and cars over the
years (and some were driven quite hard), and have never had any issues.
no - there's no technical rationale for it whatsoever - trust the owners
manual. crap about needing to change the engine revs is mistaken.
follow the normal factory break-in procedure and all will be well.
Well, I just pulled out the owner's manual for my '06 Acura TSX. The
only restrictions for the first 600 miles are to avoid full throttle
acceleration, avoid agressive acceleration, avoid panic stop braking and
to leave the factory motor oil in the motor until the first oil change
The old procedures for running in rings, cams and the like do not seem
to apply to modern Honda products. I'm pretty sure Honda knows what
they are doing in this regard.
dude, with respect, time to move on. the improvements in precision,
materials and lubricants since the 50's and the detroit hunk-o-junk's
hay day render the old run-in procedure obsolete.
besides, have you ever worked on diesels? if so, you'll know that the
engine is controlled by the injection governor, not the pedal under the
drivers foot - it gives full throttle/injection with absolutely zero
regard to news groups. with that new knowledge and fear of blatant
abuse, can we suddenly expect the nation's diesel engine lifespans to
Exactly so. Looking in today's auto classifieds I see a 2001 Ford Taurus
advertised for $2950 and a 2001 Honda Civic DX for $9995. Fords have a
reputation for the sort of design you mention, AZ. Hondas don't... and it
Sony must be hit and miss because I still buy their products (as I have for
20 years) and the only problem I can recall was a bum headphone jack in a
Walkman I bought in the late 80s. In the last 3 years, I have bought a Sony
DVD player, a Sony digital camera, and a Sony stereo for my since traded-in
Accord. No problems with any of these.
Yeah, I heard it forty years ago for GM iron engines, except they
didnt even HAVE cruise control back then, but you were supposed to
vary your speed a lot.
Does not seem to be an issue for current Honda alumino-silicate engine
technology. No 500 mile break-in oil, either. Don't even have to
crank the engine manually to start them anymore, either.
Still have to parallel-park them yourself, but how much longer can
that go on?!
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