Break in guidelines?

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  1. Todd Jones

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    Has anyone listed the actual break in guidelines? I pick up my car Tuesday 3/16 and am leaving for vacation Thursday. Want more than anything to drive the car on the trip. I didn't know if I should map out a Dodge dealership on the way to get service done, if the dealership carries proper oils to do the service, etc. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    SRT Engine Break-In Recommendations: The following
    tips will be helpful in obtaining optimum performance
    and maximum durability for your new SRT Vehicle.
    Despite modern technology and World Class manufacturing
    methods, the moving parts of the vehicle must still
    wear in with each other. This wearing in occurs mainly
    during the first 500 miles (805 km) and continues through
    the first oil change interval.
    It is recommended for the operator to observe the following
    driving behaviors during the new vehicle break-in
    period:

    0 to 100 miles (0 to 161 km):
    • Do not allow the engine to operate at idle for an
    extended period of time.
    • Depress the accelerator pedal slowly and not more
    than halfway to avoid rapid acceleration.
    • Avoid aggressive braking.
    • Drive with the engine speed less than 3,500 RPM.
    • Maintain vehicle speed below 55 mph (88 km/h) and
    observe local speed limits.

    100 to 300 miles (161 to 483 km):
    • Depress the accelerator pedal slowly and not more
    than halfway to avoid rapid acceleration in lower
    gears (1st to 3rd gears).
    • Avoid aggressive braking.
    • Drive with the engine speed less than 5,000 RPM.
    • Maintain vehicle speed below 70 mph (112 km/h) and
    observe local speed limits.

    300 to 500 miles (483 to 805 km):
    • Exercise the full engine rpm range, shifting manually
    (paddles or gear shift) at higher rpms when possible.
    • Do not perform sustained operation with the accelerator
    pedal at wide open throttle.
    • Maintain vehicle speed below 85 mph (136 km/h) and
    observe local speed limits.

    For the first 1500 mi (2414 km):
    • Do not participate in track events, sport driving
    schools, or similar activities during the first 1500 mi
    (2414 km).
    NOTE: Check engine oil with every refueling and add if
    necessary. Oil and fuel consumption may be higher
    through the first oil change interval.
     
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    Thanks B5 Blue
     
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    I'm sure I'm not the only one driving a long way home in my HC. I'll be taking delivery in Michigan and driving back to Florida. I'll be gentle but running a bit faster than recommended for that first 300 miles.
     
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