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Do you still need to stay below a certain speed and time at a high speed during the break in time period, of so, what is it?

My current vehicle is an ‘06 CRV so it’s been a minute...
 

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Asked my dealer, they said modern cars don't require it. I still went gentle with it for the first 500.
One cannot always trust a dealer and even then, it depends upon WHO one talks to - salesman, experienced mechanic, service manager??? Certainly not the finance person. The owner's manual is the final arbitrator. Read, read, read.
 

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Read the manual. It says not to floor it or accelerate fast with in the first 600 miles. Brake wise it says to go easy on them with in the first 200 miles.
Well, if I had the vehicle in hand...and the time after purchasing it on Sunday, I'd read the manual. I have limited time after purchasing it to get to the DMV and windows tinted before my next road trip for work again. I am not home until June 11, so only have three days to get everything done.
 

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I'm a believer in a break in periods for new cars. Some tips....
-particularly important to let cars warm up for first few thousand miles. Same thing with shut down. Let idle for 30 or 45 seconds before turning off. Disengage the auto stop/ start function as often as you can remember for first thousand miles.
-Gentle accelerations, try to fluctuate speed and RPM's. Keep below 3000 RPM's. After 500 miles start giving it a little more juice. Run her a bit harder.
- No long trips in this time period. Lots of trips where you start cold, build up to temp and let cool down completely. Do a bit of off roading to work the AWD system under changing conditions.
-After 800 miles....after warm up start getting on the girl. Do some semi-fast accelerations. 0-50. 30 -60. 60 to 80. Get some usage of the paddle shifters , if you got em.
-Do first oil change at 1000 or 1500 Mark.
-After 1000 miles....begin to run her in, but good.
-During the phase of 500 to 1000 miles, it's better to be too aggressive than too mellow.

Not much science to back any of this up. Just makes sense to me based upon research and experience.
 

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This is super helpful...hopefully the passport I get on Sunday has at least 500 miles on it.
I am in So Cal and due in Vegas three days later then Ventura, San Jose and not home again until late June.

I am hoping my Honda shop can find a way to permanently disable the auto stop/start or I am lucky like some and it won't work :)!

As far as warm ups, I always have let my Honda's run for 1-2 minutes before driving, they never like to drive cold (and I baby them)!
 

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I'm a believer in a break in periods for new cars. Some tips....
-Do first oil change at 1000 or 1500 Mark.
Not much science to back any of this up. Just makes sense to me based upon research and experience.
When I owned my 2017 Honda Ridgeline there were a lot of discussions about the "early oil change routine". I number of responses said the original Honda oil contains high amounts of Moly and Zinc and should not be changed early. I asked a Honda service advisor who's been in the business a long time and he confirmed that the extra additives in the factory fill on a new engine should not be drained out early. The modern manufacturing processes on engines do not leave much metal shavings as in olden days. That's where the early oil change routine started.
 

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Zinc is for colds and Molly for electronic dance parties. There's something fun and liberating about changing the life fluids of a new vehicle at an early stage. Folks who say that the "modern manufacturing processes on engines do not leave much metal shavings as in olden days" are not taking into account where their Passport is being assembled: Alabama. This unfortunate state ranks at number 47 out of 50 for the quality of education. It's a wonder any of our passports are running!! This might not bode well for us owners. We'll see.

I've read all the stuff about moly and zinc. I found it to be horse hockey as Col. Potter would say. Never seen no facts that convince me otherwise. But a thousand miles on a newly assembled motor is bound to kick up a little foreign material. Just makes sense. I think the only negative is you might be spending cash on a needless oil change. But you're not causing detriment due to lack of those minerals. If you are really worried you can change the oil with something high in them compounds. Like that Joe Gibbs racing oil.

Oh yeh....if you want to run your beast in correctly for break in, after 500 miles keep the sucker in "S" mode most of the time. This is key.
 

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^Really? Do you think the robots that assemble our vehicles received less quality programming than robots in the other 47 states? Have you seen a modern assembly plant?

I won't be changing my original oil until 5K miles. Hondas may be different, but if you change out the factory fill oil on an Audi before 5K miles it will use more oil for the rest of it's years. This is well documented on the Audi forums and I made the mistake of changing the oil on an A4 at 3K. Then it used about a quart between changes. Next A4, did the first change at 5K and it never burned a drop through 100K miles.

I wouldn't worry about long trips either as long as you vary the engine and road speed. My last Honda was a 2004 MDX. We picked it up new and immediately took it on a 1200 mile trip. It ran just fine to over 150K miles when we traded it in.
 

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My .02, I wouldn’t worry about driving and use common sense like no driving hard but a bunch of interstate miles should be ok at mile 1 but I wouldn’t tow at max or long if milelage is less that 1K (may have been said before as I didn’t read it all so apologize if it’s a repeat). Good luck out there!
 

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^Really? Do you think the robots that assemble our vehicles received less quality programming than robots in the other 47 states? Have you seen a modern assembly plant?

I won't be changing my original oil until 5K miles. Hondas may be different, but if you change out the factory fill oil on an Audi before 5K miles it will use more oil for the rest of it's years. This is well documented on the Audi forums and I made the mistake of changing the oil on an A4 at 3K. Then it used about a quart between changes. Next A4, did the first change at 5K and it never burned a drop through 100K miles.

I wouldn't worry about long trips either as long as you vary the engine and road speed. My last Honda was a 2004 MDX. We picked it up new and immediately took it on a 1200 mile trip. It ran just fine to over 150K miles when we traded it in.
You've got that right. I wouldn't listen much to anyone with a cannabis avatar. Also, the following quote tells one something as well (English Grammar):
"But you're not causing detriment due to lack of those minerals. If you are really worried you can change the oil with something high in them compounds".
 

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My .02, I wouldn’t worry about driving and use common sense like no driving hard but a bunch of interstate miles should be ok at mile 1 but I wouldn’t tow at max or long if milelage is less that 1K (may have been said before as I didn’t read it all so apologize if it’s a repeat). Good luck out there!
Thanks. No tow hitch yet...nothing to tow ;)! I just have four work trips this week thru the end of June from OC, CA to Vegas, Ventura, San Jose, Burbank, then home to OC - FINALLY!
 
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