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Old 10-29-2012, 02:58 PM
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Engine Break-in Period for 2013 Accord Sport CVT

Does anyone know what the break-in period for the 2013 Accord Sport CVT is? I cant seem to find any information in the owner manual regarding engine break-in period.

Is there a certain amount of miles that should be driven before going above 65mph? What are the recommended methods of acceleration..ie is it ok to floor the gas pedal once in a while to almost redline the engine.

I currently have about 350 miles and have not gone above 5000 rpms, and have cruised at 65-70mph on highway for 90 miles

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During the first 600 miles (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 200 miles (300 km). You should also follow this when the brake pads are replaced.

Pg 433 of the manual.
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It is also recommended not to drive at a constant speeds during breakin. At highway speed, I slowly speed up, then slowly slow down. Over and over again, within reason.
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All good advice. And DO NOT change the factory fill oil until your maintenance minder tells you to.

For a truly anal break-in (which seems to have worked well for my 2007) read this:

http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/sh...ighlight=break
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So even with the CVT, over time slowly trying to get it up to higher and higher RPMs briefly is still good? I guess the "L" setting on the stick shift could be used to make it rev up more, but I've never slid it past D yet ;-)
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Honestly, for the normal driver that exercises sanity and does not beat on the car, there is no break in to speak of. I don't even do it anymore on my cars I just drive them normally. The only exception is if I had a car with under 500 miles,and was going to take a complete highway trip for hours on end, I'd run diff speeds during the trip every 20 min or so...65 for a while - then 75, then 55, etc.
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Honestly, for the normal driver that exercises sanity and does not beat on the car, there is no break in to speak of. I don't even do it anymore on my cars I just drive them normally. The only exception is if I had a car with under 500 miles,and was going to take a complete highway trip for hours on end, I'd run diff speeds during the trip every 20 min or so...65 for a while - then 75, then 55, etc.
Well said. Just drive her normally and don't baby her!!
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Honestly, for the normal driver that exercises sanity and does not beat on the car, there is no break in to speak of. I don't even do it anymore on my cars I just drive them normally. The only exception is if I had a car with under 500 miles,and was going to take a complete highway trip for hours on end, I'd run diff speeds during the trip every 20 min or so...65 for a while - then 75, then 55, etc.
Exactly, the day I got her I accelerated a little bit but nothing major (Under 5,000 for a short spur). Kept the acceleration at a modest and didn't use the paddle shifters. Once I reached 600 miles I hit the track and my god was it amazing.
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woops.

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)
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woops.

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)
Probably not.

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.
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During the first 600 miles (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 200 miles (300 km). You should also follow this when the brake pads are replaced.

Pg 433 of the manual.
Page 433 of my manual (coupe) talks about LaneWatch.

Does anyone know where I can find the info on break-in in my manual? Can't seem to track it down anywhere. I have a EXL V6 w/nav.

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lollll please guys, forget about break in periods from now on... we're not in the 50s anymore....!!

BTW, just to be clear, there's no mention of it anywhere in the manual for a reason... Believe me, if Honda had the slightest impression that it would be better for their engines, you would see it in the first couple pages of the manual...
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Page 433 of my manual (coupe) talks about LaneWatch.

Does anyone know where I can find the info on break-in in my manual? Can't seem to track it down anywhere. I have a EXL V6 w/nav.

Search function doesn't seem to be helping me.
Page 407 on line manual:

During the first 600 miles (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 200 miles (300 km).
You should also follow this when the brake pads are
replaced.
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lollll please guys, forget about break in periods from now on... we're not in the 50s anymore....!!

BTW, just to be clear, there's no mention of it anywhere in the manual for a reason... Believe me, if Honda had the slightest impression that it would be better for their engines, you would see it in the first couple pages of the manual...


just drive it normally and keep reading here about the other 1000 things that can go wrong....plenty to keep you busy besides worrying about a fictitious break in period....LOL
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just drive it normally and keep reading here about the other 1000 things that can go wrong....plenty to keep you busy besides worrying about a fictitious break in period....LOL
Yea, I don't really buy into it and normally take the "drive it like you stole it" break-in approach and drive the way I normally would. The thread just made me curious because people were mentioning having this in their manuals and it seems to be nowhere to be found in mine.
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