Break-in procedure - WIll ignoring it void your warranty?

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  1. Hubbs

    Hubbs Silver Member

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    I only ask because I know how hard it's going to be to baby it for so long. Hell, babying it for a few blocks will be difficult!

    What do you guys think? Is the break-in period data recorded in case of an early driveline failure?
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    "recommended"
     
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    Why would you mess with 60 grand? Yes it's for the drivetrain just as if you got a new ring and pinion.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I'm thinkng they know exactly when I am behaving badly and my car tells on me! he's a really bad influence on me though and he likes to behave badly!!:D
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Yes I believe there's a system inside that monitors speed and rpm usage
     
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    I don't think it would void the warranty though would it?
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    It should not but someone would need to check with the dealership service department SRT to make sure.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I was wondering about the thread on the 10.4 quarter mile and the driveline that twisted. I wonder if that is covered under warranty? If it is, Dodge is light years ahead of the others by backing what they build.
     
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    No I don't think it will because most dealers do not know about the proper break-in procedure they just hand you the keys and say be careful!
     
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    It's the owners responsibility...I'm sure if you blew an engine they would pull the ECM and see what you've been doing. I know when I'm testing boat engines, I plug-in the DIACOM software and it tells me how many hours the engine has run and specificially what range of the RPM bands for X time. It's super easy to tell an engine that has been abused and run out v. a typical/normal range of driving.

    The break-in is really for the transmission and differantial...other parts that need to temper. Your car, your risk.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    That is funny and sad because you are correct. I took the time to meet with my Service Manager and ask him specific questions about my car, of course, by the time mine arrived I had read the manual 6 times and knew all the information in there, I just had a few follow up questions and details. I am really glad my Service Manager tolerates me. He knows I am picky though and I won't let anyone else help me if he is gone. I swear if my car were to break on his day off, I would just sleep in it until he returned.
     
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    I hope they have a friendly dealership. Not that the break of the driveline would have mattered pre or post break-in...would be nice to know. I think one put on drag radials...that might get you a denied claim, but I'm sure they didn't leave those on.
     
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    It is a very old system called "The wife" and it was created centuries ago
     
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    i drove mine the first 350 miles on the way home mostly at 70-80 mph....with very few starts and stops....i just kept shifting between 6,7,8 to keep the rpms changing......i doubt many follow the perfect break in........when spring comes i will start going through the gears at higher rpm's like the manual recommends after 300 miles
     
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    What happens when she is the one who drives it like she stole it? LOL no subconscious to keep you on the straight and narrow!!
     
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