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We are NEW owners of a 2014 MKZ(H) Hybrid and I'm looking for information on recommendations or the proper way to "BREAK-IN" the HYBRID (CVT) engine? We've owned a Toyota Prius (2007-2011).
Does anyone know the best resource in addition to the manual? Thanks
 

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nah thats bullish, you want to run the girl a little hard during break in or else she never gets used to it. I'm not talking go WOT but be spirited you need to help all the internals settle in properly, especially the valves...

drive normal, babying is the worst thing you can do for the future health of your vehicle.
 

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nah thats bullish, you want to run the girl a little hard during break in or else she never gets used to it. I'm not talking go WOT but be spirited you need to help all the internals settle in properly, especially the valves...

drive normal, babying is the worst thing you can do for the future health of your vehicle.
this is true, from what i know it's good to drive normally and have times where you push it a bit, but of course not like a race car.

i think if you don't do this, it can lead to the engine burning oil later in it's life.
 

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you do want to be slight positive and negative load on the car to properly seat the pistons

so i'll accelerate up the hill holding it in 1 gear. and decelerate down the hill in the same gear. not letting the rpms go too high. and not at high speeds. just usually 2nd gear.
 

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you do want to be slight positive and negative load on the car to properly seat the pistons

so i'll accelerate up the hill holding it in 1 gear. and decelerate down the hill in the same gear. not letting the rpms go too high. and not at high speeds. just usually 2nd gear.
yea good plan, hold the one gear and work her through the rev band
 

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with that it's good to have an RPM limit that you go up to. Just need to find one that works well for overall driving and try not to go past it too much for good efficiency and care of the engine
 
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