Dear PW Members,
Car: Alto VXR 2004
I need guidance with regards to breaking-in my car's newly overhauled engine.
My mechanic's instructions:
- Upper limit 40 km/h.
- Do not let your car rev high in any gear, 1st gear to begin movement, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in relative quick succession, but not to let the speedo go beyond 40.
- 1st oil change after 1000 kms.
- Then after regularly after 3k-5k kms.
- Keep an eye on your temp and oil check light if it shows up stop the car and check oil and water level immediately.
On the other hand, a little bit of googling has revealed another perspective altogether. Basically one that says all that is mentioned above is crap and you should push your engine to its fullest to ensure that it gives you the maximum.
Im really confused....the cost of this engine overhaul has sent my finances reeling and i cant afford any mistakes whatsoever.....any help, tips, guidance will be greatly appreciated.