Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Capital Region, People's Republic of NY
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i read its fine to nail it as long as you let it rev down in gear. sure, the CVT doesnt have "gears" but it kinda does if you use the paddles
i have nailed it all the way to 7, pretty much the day after i bought it (maybe 80 miles on the odo?
one week later i was on the highway doing a steady 80 for about 70 miles to work.
hope im not losing power or on the brink of mechanical failure.
hard to resist the power of that K24 though! (coming from civic HF lol)
There is also a break-in school with its own diehard fans. It's basically "Drive it like you stole it." In other words, what you did.
If you read the link in my post above, the theory says everything needs to be exercised gradually and properly to break in the engine completely and thoroughly. It is better? Probably. Will it make a significant difference in the engine life? Probably not, but you'll feel better about it.
"Communication isn't what you say. It's what they hear." - Red Auerbach
2007 SE I4 5AT, Cool Blue, 67k
2004 EX I4 5MT, Desert Mist, 160k
Also in the family:
2009 TSX, navy, auto
2011 TSX, black, M6 Tech
2012 Crosstour V6, black
2013 Civic EX, gray
2014 Honda HRX217 (2)
2001 Accord EX I4 5MT, Satin Silver, oil slick at 86K
1999 EX-LV, Heather Mist, sold at 146,567
1994 Accord LX I4 5 MT ABS, Malachite Green, traded at 285k