The first 1000 kms is critical to properly breaking in the engine. The break in instructions are also to vary speeds and not to exceed 100 kph (60 mph) for the first 500 km or one full tank of fuel
Our plan was to break it in on the drive down to WCBF08 in Oregon but that isn't until the end of July and I don't think he will wait that long so we will have to do what I did to break my Firebird in proper when it was new.
We have 20 miles of highway south and 20 miles north......so back and forth about 6 times ought to do it.
And then he'll change the oil and drive real easy for the next 500 km or full tank of fuel.
We have 92 and 94 octane. It currently has 3/4 of a tank of 91 octane in it. I'll top it off with 94 octane.
Yes I will be taking the keys half way around the world with me.
The paint finish leaves a little to be desired. It had been previously Diamond Coated. I think this is like some kind of hard coating but the hood looks blotchy like little scabs of clearcoat speckling it. It might have to be professionally done.......at Bill'* this summer.
Oh, One other thing is not functioning. Both front seats don't recline. All other seat functions work. These seats are way better than my 00 Bonne.
I love the moveable side bolsters. :P
The under hood light also does not work. The bulb is fine but no power to it.
Its got some nice Dunlop Z rated 225 16" tires that have one more season left on them, if he is careful not to burn them off. I showed him the flimsy transmission housing where the diff is located and warned him what could happen if he is too aggressive in the corners with one wheel spinning.......like some people here have experienced.
Well that'* it. I rotated the tires and inflated to 33 psi, checked the A/C refridgerant and all fuses are good. Doors are locked and keys are in my suitcase.
12 more hours and I'm history for 6 weeks. Can't promise I will have much time to spend on this site so Hasta la vista baby