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How likely has this caused an issue?

  • You're in the clear!

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  • You didn't read the manual? I guess so just take it easy for a couple hundred more miles..

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So I got my new charger and kinda flew off the handle... It has 60 miles at the dealer and I took it to about 210 miles in a day. I was not very nice to her off the bat and hit my red line maybe 10 times. Never hard started from a stop, but definitely some highway accelerations up to 100mph. Some aggressive shifting too. Should I be a bit concerned/ how likely has this caused some kind of problem?
 

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New? Warranty? Flog the crap out of it!! Screw manufacturer suggestions! :confused::confused:

Seriously, you should be fine. Keep an eye on the oil and maybe get it changed a little early for peace of mind.
 

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I wouldn't track our car for 500-1000 miles. Break in period is on the powertrain itself.
There are countess threads with great info about it
 

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you roll the dice and takes your chances...

to each their own but the manufacturer provided some guidelines for a reason. they don't want to do any repairs anymore than you want to have it in the shop instead of driving it. sounds like you've already made your choice. good luck!
 

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I would not be overly worried about it. It is really difficult to totally baby this car. It would let you use some of the race features until 500 miles (800Km) so I think that is some built in protection. I didn't try any hard launches until then but did do some spirited driving as you did. Check your oil often at the beginning.
 

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Thanks for your answers! I have toned it down a bit, but it is very hard to keep things contained. Kid in a candy store etc. I will definitely be changing my oil at the 500 mile mark. Maybe even earlier just to baby her.
 

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youll be fine!
 

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So I got my new charger and kinda flew off the handle... It has 60 miles at the dealer and I took it to about 210 miles in a day. I was not very nice to her off the bat and hit my red line maybe 10 times. Never hard started from a stop, but definitely some highway accelerations up to 100mph. Some aggressive shifting too. Should I be a bit concerned/ how likely has this caused some kind of problem?
I guess it depends on how long you plan on keeping it. If you get a new car often I wouldn't worry about, on the other hand if you plan keeping it for a long time you may want to follow the book, oops too late for that... :D
 

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what are those rubber things that go around the valve stems to prevent oil going into the head and occasionally float up the valve stems?
 

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what are those rubber things that go around the valve stems to prevent oil going into the head and occasionally float up the valve stems?
you mean valve seals?
 

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Just change fluids sooner
 

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Depends

#1 plan on selling the car in a few years and could care less about the next owner?
#2 plan to keep the car and may have cost myself 10hp due to poor ring seal, etc

im as impatient as you can get.....and i was a good boy and followed the break in period

that being said when i test drove a 2010 SRT w/ 5 miles on it i took it to 100mph multiple times and handed the keys back to the sales lady......so unless you took your car off the car hauler this may have already happened to your car.....i probably handed back the keys with 8 miles on it.....doesnt take more than a mile or 2 to beat the F out of a brand new car......and ill bet when these show up at dealerships the owners/sales persons do it every day.......if i worked there i would
 

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Thanks for your answers! I have toned it down a bit, but it is very hard to keep things contained. Kid in a candy store etc. I will definitely be changing my oil at the 500 mile mark. Maybe even earlier just to baby her.
LMAO! Baby her. That's like closing the barn door after the horses are out. Totally joking, I did my first oil change early too. I also followed break in guidelines though, but mine was one of the first and I didn't want to break it and have to leave it at the dealers. As it is, I sit in the lobby until all work is done.o_O
 

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Sure everything is covered for 3/36 and if the engine grenades they will be obligated to replace it, but is that really where you want to be because you couldn't exercise a little self control for a few hundred miles ??

Now, if it's on a 2 or 3 yr lease & there are no plans to buy it out @ the end, then I'd probably beat the snot out of it :rolleyes:
 

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Sure everything is covered for 3/36 and if the engine grenades they will be obligated to replace it, but is that really where you want to be because you couldn't exercise a little self control for a few hundred miles ??

Now, if it's on a 2 or 3 yr lease & there are no plans to buy it out @ the end, then I'd probably beat the snot out of it :rolleyes:
Aaaaaaannnnddddd.....another reason why you never buy a lease trade-in muscle car. Just saying. It's like buying a rental car. I would NEVER buy one of the rental cars I previously drove!:eek:
 

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Mash the sh*t out of it for 36k miles.......then take care of it like a normal human being. Thats what I say. For 36k miles its their baby! Its a suggestion that benefits dodge by you following it to a tee. Screw that! Its $65k+, jump on it and see what that mutha does! Engine is good...you've already jumped on it and nothing else has let go...Have some fun my friend!
 

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wow, soo many threads on engine break in, it always turn into the same comments, some say break it in like the manual suggests than there are those like me that say the engine was already broke in by Dodge, drive it like you stole it. Just do what you think is best and enjoy the Cat, as Americans, we worry a lot, I know I do, particularly being an engineer, just gets tiring to worry and worry and worry, just try to have fun with it.
 
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