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Post by ziggy on Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:48 am

I should get new Vitara with petrol engine in a few days.

Do you know if brand new motors need to be driven "gently"
for the fist couple of hundreds miles?

Maybe this "theory" is outdated, and not valid any more?

Any suggestions/recommendations?

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Post by theforestdweller on Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:11 pm

Hi Ziggy, welcome to the forum Smile 

It is often stated that modern engines do not require "running in" or being driven "gently" for the first few hundred miles. However those of who are a little older will likely tell you that it is just common sense to drive gently, but at variable speeds, and RPM just to let everything settle down. I'm convinced this helps.

My Vitara went over the 500 mile mark yesterday, and I shall now exercise it a little more, but I will not consider it fully run in until I've done 1000 miles. In addition I usually change the oil and filter at the 1000 mile mark, just to be sure that any metallic swarf or other undesirables are removed! However, since there is a free check up at 2000miles/2 months from Suzuki (in the UK at least), I shall get them to do an oil and filter change then as I shall have a little over 1000 miles on the clock at the 2 month mark, so fits in nicely.
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Post by Admin on Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:13 am

As TFD says above a combination of mechanical sympathy and being old school I do tend to take things easy with a new engine, the section below taken from the owners manual also recommends up to 600 miles before full acceleration etc but I also like to get to the 1000miles mark before fully using the engine as normal....

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