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Old 19th February 2020, 23:49   #781
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Recently brought home Honda City ZX CVT iVTEC and obviously what better thread would be to find how to run in your engine. So I went through the thread.
While the general consensus is to keep the RPM low during first 1,000 KM (mentioned 1,500 - 2,000) and then gradually increase with time/ kilometers, there are still some of you who think run in generally not required for modern day engines. Some quoted the recommendation from owners manual (I can recall one from Honda Civic, earlier in the thread), but some could not find any running in info in their cars owner manual.

I am personally endorsed to the view that engines should be run in properly by gradually increasing the rev limits, I still decided to see what Honda City user manual says about it.

To my disappointment, it does not specifically say anything about how to break-in your engine, As a side note, it mentions:
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During the first 1,000 km of operation, avoid sudden acceleration or full throttle operation so as to not damage the engine or powertrain.

Avoid hard braking for the first 300 km.
Extract from Honda City ZX CVT iVTEC 2019 Owners Manual - When Driving CVT
ARTICLE: How to Run-In your new car-honda-city-driving-instructions-owners-manual.jpeg

So. the manual does not specify any rev limits or speeds to run in. It just says do not push the pedal to metal for first 1k km.

Does running in really not required for Honda's 1.5 L Petrol?

Is running in a new engine a thing of the past now?

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Is running in a new engine a thing of the past now?

By and large, yes! Great is it not? Not sure why you are disappointed by the advise in the owner manual. its very clear, i think but I can translate for you:

Just go a little easy on the throttle for the first 1000 km, do not worry about it too much.

Enjoy your new car! I think that is great, none of this watch your rev counter crap all the time!

I have said it many times, when in doubt best to consult the manufacturer manual before consulting the internet!

Enjoy your car, do not worry too much about running in the engine. The manual says so.

Jeroen

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Old 20th February 2020, 15:05   #783
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By and large, yes! Great is it not? Not sure why you are disappointed by the advise in the owner manual. its very clear, i think but I can translate for you:

Just go a little easy on the throttle for the first 1000 km, do not worry about it too much.

Enjoy your new car! I think that is great, none of this watch your rev counter crap all the time!

I have said it many times, when in doubt best to consult the manufacturer manual before consulting the internet!

Enjoy your car, do not worry too much about running in the engine. The manual says so.

Jeroen
Thanks Jeroen. I am not really disappointed, expected to have more details. But lesser the better. As it is your translation seems perfect. Watching rev counter all the time is indeed a pain.
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Thanks Jeroen. I am not really disappointed, expected to have more details. But lesser the better. As it is your translation seems perfect. Watching rev counter all the time is indeed a pain.
It is not really only the engine. Also when it comes to tires and brakes it makes sense to take it a little easy for the first few hundred Kilometers.

Enjoy!

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The C8 Corvette's Digital cluster changes its redline indicators, once the vehicle's run-in period (i.e., 500 miles) is over.
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The C8 Corvette's Digital cluster changes its redline indicators, once the vehicle's run-in period (i.e., 500 miles) is over.
Came here to post exactly this! Man, trust the Americans. This is so cool, so innovative, so useful . On a slightly related note, see how the BMW ///M cars change the max revs based on engine temperature:

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