Break in procedure?

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  1. Helldog

    Helldog Silver Member

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    What is the proper break in procedure for a new Hellcat? I did a search but just came up with threads saying that they followed the procedure. Is the procedure posted here somewhere? If so anyone able to provide a link? thanks
     
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    It is in your owner's manual.
     
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    Think it is in the wiki section well. And, your dealer should have given you a sheet with the list.
     
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    april77 SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    It is in your owner's manual, and I cut and pasted this from another thread. This information is also listed in the Hellcat WiKi



    : BREAK IN PROCEDURE : 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.

    And finally............500 miles (805 kms ) plus......go like hell


    April
     
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    ciphros Gold Member

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    Also....several down in this post.
    Break in procedure????

    Haha, April beat me to it. Only thing to add is no trace events for first 1500 miles.
     
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    MattG Gold Member Hellcat Car Club

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    Agree with April
    My breakin was 75 mph across the state of Ohio on interstate 80 back home to Allentown, PA.
    Car runs fine, currently at 1400 miles

    Matt
     
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    Drive it like you stole it!
     
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    MuscleGarageLA SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I used that as a guideline or blueprint however I gave myself +5-10 mph wiggle room. Stay within decent parameters, go for long drives and those 500 miles would be gone in a hurry.
     
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    Thanks for all the input. I clicked on the wiki link in another thread but it said error I appreciate the updated link. Real simple probably too simple transaction. I wrote a check and they handed me the keys and I drove away. That's it. No going over anything, no detail (I asked them not to), I did get a full tank of 87 octane:eek::p:D,,,,,,,j/k they met me at the station and I made sure it was 93.
     
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    My dealer almost neglected to give me the owner's manual and case for the booklets. I hope you got that at least. You can download all of the manuals through the SRT Website but it's nice to have the printed version.

    One other thing, I had a friend who happens to be an independent auto mechanic put my car on the lift at 750 miles for my oil change and I got to look under the car and we discovered one of the rear CV joint boots had leaked most, if not all, of the grease. I then found a Dodge dealership service department that did the work while I waited and most importantly replaced the entire driver's side axle assembly from the differential to the wheel.

    I like to check my own cars out for issues, who knows if they would have reported the CV boot issue to me?

    Congratulations.
     
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    Call Dodge and get a print copy of the full size owners manual. Much easier than fussing with the computer.
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    I am more of a computer reading guy. I have all the Owners Manuals and then some saved to my PDF section in I-Books on my favorite IPad Air. Also use it for mail, Plans and specifications of HUGE construction projects. Forum, maps, stocks, games, weather, pictures, notes on my car including all maintenance. Does not get any easier, or can I think of a more compact way to carry around tons of info than that.

    Break in? I have seen things from leaving the dealer and nailing it to over 100 mph to text book breakin. Does not seem to matter. Result seems the same, monster of a car!
     

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