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new R: Is there a "break-in"period, ie keep it under 70mph for first 1K?? <p>any thoughts
 

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don't believe the manual says anything about this, so the official volvo position would be "no"; common sense says to drive moderately for the first couple thousand miles.
 

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Generl rule has been to keep it under 4500 rpm for about 1000 miles, the speed limit has nothing to do with it.<br>Vary the rpms, don't just drive the same rpm for long, change gears, do something
 

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doing a lot of engine braking also really helps to seat the rings<p>my $.02
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">doing a lot of engine braking also really helps to seat the rings<p>my $.02</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not with today's engines
 

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Letting it warm up before driving is also a good idea (temp gauge at the middle), if you have to drive it cold go easy on the throttle until it's warm and them, like others have said, keep it under 4500RPM.<p>LTA<br>
 

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I'm following JRL's rule....stay under about 4500 rpms for the first 1000 miles. I'm at about 650 miles right now. I'll probably pass the 1000 mile mark this weekend on my trip up to Chicago this afternoon.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>row</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">new R: Is there a "break-in"period, ie keep it under 70mph for first 1K?? <p>any thoughts</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Very your speed and don't rev. the frijoles out of it for the first few thousand miles. Change your oil after 2500 miles or so. You should be good following those simple/basic rules. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LTA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Letting it warm up before driving is also a good idea (temp gauge at the middle), if you have to drive it cold go easy on the throttle until it's warm and them, like others have said, keep it under 4500RPM.<p>LTA<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually, the best way to warm the car is to start it and drive it cold. Avoid high rpms. This lets it warm gradually and in addition not wasting petrol. Volvos warm up pretty darn quick.
 

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I don't get why folks worry about a break in period on a new car (a boat is a different story). <p>Drive it like you stole it from day one. <p>If you're going to have any catastrophic engine/transmission failures they will occur within the first 12,000 miles, anyway. <p>Plus chances are you'll sell the car before the effects engine wear play a role on actual engine peformance. .
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>r_driver04</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Actually, the best way to warm the car is to start it and drive it cold. Avoid high rpms. This lets it warm gradually and in addition not wasting petrol. Volvos warm up pretty darn quick. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>very true! start driving within 30 seconds of starting it.
 
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