Who followed the recommended 500 mile break in?

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  1. Hemibuck

    Hemibuck Gold Member

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    Just curious how many of you out there followed the 500 mile break in? I'm reading that when the cat comes in for the first oil change that they were plugging in to see how the break in went. Just curious how many did it exactly as recommended and how many said fu#k it and just let the big cat eat!
     
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    1FSTCAT The Punisher

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    I followed it to a T, with the exception of hitting 60mph a couple times in the first 100 miles. And my hellcat is currently getting its transmission replaced at 700mi. A fat lot of good it did me to follow the recommendations so closely! :) At least if they scan it they'll see that I followed the recommendations almost exactly.
     
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    Following for 1st 1500 miles.
     
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    Whoa a new tranny!? 6 speed or 8 speed? WTF happened?
     
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    What is it beyond 500 miles?
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    no track events until 1500
     
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    8 speed auto. It was leaking fluid from the input shaft. No catastrophic failures or anything. But since it's a sealed unit, they can't replace the seal, and have to replace the entire transmission. I think it was that way from the start, and I didn't notice it for a week. I'm almost certain it didn't have anything to do with the way I was driving it, or any other factors. Probably just a bad unit from the factory.
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    Generally followed it but with spikes some would frown on. Not a drop of oil used yet, no problems and over 700 mi now, love it. Doing oil change this next week.
     
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    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Beat it like a redheaded step child. And she wanted more. 850 so far. 1/2 quart low.
     
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    I am working on it. Just staying off of roads where I would be tempted to press harder.
     
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    I did and it was very hard to do especially driving down the interstate doing 55 mph
     
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    Followed to the letter. 700 Mi now....no oil loss.
     
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    I can't control my right foot going to the Doctor on Monday.
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    Sucks to have speed limits
     
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    I would love to be able to drive it but the weather will not corporate
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