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can i ask regarding 300 to 500 miles, what exactly does exercise the full engine rpm range, shifting manually (paddles or gear shift) at higher RPS when possible, as in downshift ?

and what does - do not perform sustained operation with the accelerator pedal at wide open throttle ?

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Drive it like you stole it. Its under warranty, if something is going to fail, you want it to fail now. I've flogged every car I've ever owned. From Ford Exploders to NFGT's. Especially with what I am already seeing, I want it to fail fast if its going to fail, and get it fixed while I have warranty cover. These are recommendations, they aren't thal shall and thal shal not's.
 

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Drive it like you stole it. Its under warranty, if something is going to fail, you want it to fail now. I've flogged every car I've ever owned. From Ford Exploders to NFGT's. Especially with what I am already seeing, I want it to fail fast if its going to fail, and get it fixed while I have warranty cover. These are recommendations, they aren't thal shall and thal shal not's.
I definitely like your style
 

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Drive it like you stole it. Its under warranty, if something is going to fail, you want it to fail now. I've flogged every car I've ever owned. From Ford Exploders to NFGT's. Especially with what I am already seeing, I want it to fail fast if its going to fail, and get it fixed while I have warranty cover. These are recommendations, they aren't thal shall and thal shal not's.
Well...........here is a bit more info to understand before using that type of "break in" approach. The computer in your TRX is recording EVERYTHING, all your RPM and speed during break in and after. So, if you dont follow the break in and you have an issue, they could simply say NOPE: Owner abuse and you have ZERO warranty.
Here is how I know.
Brand new 2019 Hellcat RE, I followed the break in to a T and then some, and documented all my oil changes using SRT oil and Mopar filters. I traded it on my TRX, and the dealership sold it the same day. The new owner took it to the track and ran the living shit out of it, until it went into reduced power due to overheating. Instead of doing a cool down, the guy turned it off. Pistons seized to the cylinders and locked the motor, motor is trash. The new owner takes it to the Dodge dealer saying it just stopped running. The techs plug it in to the computer and see the RPM, speed and overheat recorded in the history (performance pages). They call the owner and say he caused the damage and there is NO WARRANTY and the new engine will be $30,000, he replies its was (me) the prior owner who abused it. They tell him, NOPE we can see in the computer that the first owner broke it in properly and did not abuse the car. Just when you think, no one is watching..........someone IS watching. FYI.
 

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Dana’s new metal surfacing apparently takes care of the diff break ins.

The test track that is next to SHAP… I’m hearing… if they do the up and back it’s a soft drive. But some are getting their truck with quite some miles. I bet they did nascar laps testing the suspension and trans… lighting those cam lobes up….

I’m not quite sure being that these engines are not made with assembly lube, and someone said each long block is put on a engine dyno for run up…. The oil and comp rings may already be seated in. And the bearings fully heat cycled to fit…

It may be calling for an Italian tune up for break in.
 

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Dana’s new metal surfacing apparently takes care of the diff break ins.

The test track that is next to SHAP… I’m hearing… if they do the up and back it’s a soft drive. But some are getting their truck with quite some miles. I bet they did nascar laps testing the suspension and trans… lighting those cam lobes up….

I’m not quite sure being that these engines are not made with assembly lube, and someone said each long block is put on a engine dyno for run up…. The oil and comp rings may already be seated in. And the bearings fully heat cycled to fit…

It may be calling for an Italian tune up for break in.
All the Hellcat/Redeye engines/superchargers are ran on an engine dyno for 40-45 minutes before they are shipped to the respective plants to be installed into a vehicle/sold as a crate/replacement engine.
 

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I got 180 on the way back from the dealer. Took mainly back roads so I didn't hold a constant speed and vary the load. Did a few drives to no where for the next few days. Then when I got to 600 miles I changed the oil/filter. No it's tucked away for winter(Michigan) with 875 miles on it. Now the long wait for spring!!UGGGGGG
 

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I've driven every new car/truck I've ever owned, like I stole it right when I left the dealer.

Hasn't bit me in the ass once.

This one sure as fuck isn't going to be the exception.
 

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I've driven every new car/truck I've ever owned, like I stole it right when I left the dealer.

Hasn't bit me in the ass once.

This one sure as fuck isn't going to be the exception.
Blower motors are a different breed (compared to NA motors). But to each his own. Have a Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Owned a lot of MOPARs over the last 10 years, and the ones that I bought with (probably rough) demo miles tended to whine in the rear end at 2000 RPM. The ones I broke in from low miles tended not to do that. That break-in is for more than the engine (brakes, drive-line, etc.). From 300-500 miles I like to do runs from 0 MPH in manual and slowly run to the red line in 1,2 and 3 gears. I've had great luck with this. I change my oil early too...usually at 1000 miles (after I exercise launch control... a lot!!).
 

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Well...........here is a bit more info to understand before using that type of "break in" approach. The computer in your TRX is recording EVERYTHING, all your RPM and speed during break in and after. So, if you dont follow the break in and you have an issue, they could simply say NOPE: Owner abuse and you have ZERO warranty.
Here is how I know.
Brand new 2019 Hellcat RE, I followed the break in to a T and then some, and documented all my oil changes using SRT oil and Mopar filters. I traded it on my TRX, and the dealership sold it the same day. The new owner took it to the track and ran the living shit out of it, until it went into reduced power due to overheating. Instead of doing a cool down, the guy turned it off. Pistons seized to the cylinders and locked the motor, motor is trash. The new owner takes it to the Dodge dealer saying it just stopped running. The techs plug it in to the computer and see the RPM, speed and overheat recorded in the history (performance pages). They call the owner and say he caused the damage and there is NO WARRANTY and the new engine will be $30,000, he replies its was (me) the prior owner who abused it. They tell him, NOPE we can see in the computer that the first owner broke it in properly and did not abuse the car. Just when you think, no one is watching..........someone IS watching. FYI.
^^^ This right here is why I ALWAYS read and follow the entire Owners Manual to all my vehicles.
 

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I've driven every new car/truck I've ever owned, like I stole it right when I left the dealer.

Hasn't bit me in the ass once.

This one sure as fuck isn't going to be the exception.
Well, this will be my fourth Supercharged vehicle, so hopefully my lucks holds out!
 
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