During the first 1,200 miles (2,000 km), follow these recommendations to obtain maximum engine performance and ensure the future reliability and economy of your new vehicle. Failure to follow these recommendations may result in shortened engine life and reduced engine performance.
Avoid driving for long periods at constant speed, either fast or slow. Do not run the engine over 4,000 rpm.
Do not accelerate at full throttle in any gear.
Avoid quick starts.
Avoid hard braking as much as possible.
Do not tow a trailer for the first 500 miles (800 km). Your engine, axle or other parts could be damaged.
**I live in New Orleans, La... people here don't know what constant speeds on the interstate are- I'm still not sure everyone here went through some sort of Drivers' Training!!!!! LoL!philipa_240sx wrote:IMHO, driving at constant speeds on the interstate is not the best for engine break in.
So, where is the starbust on the bottle? Can you show us an Amsoil bottle, except the XL line, with the API starbust on?Without the starbust, it is not certified. It can qualified for it, but it is not certified. Nissan asks for an API certified oil, not an API qualified oil (certification mark needed)..Superdave54 wrote:Where did you get your information that Amsoil is not API certified? And, that the XL is the only Amsoil certified and was made for that purpose?
That is not what other Amsoil dealers said: It is a blend and it is the only one Amsoil paid to be certified to be able to use it during warranty period.Superdave54 wrote:The XL line of oil is a synthetic "blend" as opposed to a full synthetic. It was created as a lower cost alternative for people who want to change oil at 7500 miles, as opposed to the full intervals that 100% synthetics are capable of.
Use of Amsoil oil, except the XL line, will void your warranty as the oil is not with the API certification mark, read your owner manual for more information. I am not interested to go in court against Nissan Corporate to show them that Amsoil oil is as good as an API certified oil, I don't have the finance for that.Superdave54 wrote:I also need to reiterate a point made in my original note. Use of Amsoil will not void your warrantee and will not keep an engine from breaking-in.
And with Amsoil products, everything will be gone with the engine still running.Superdave54 wrote:The one point I will agree with you on is that the use of high quality synthetics will cause you to either probably be sick of your vehicle before it wears out, or the body will rust away before the engine and drive train wears out.
Take a look at the Official Rogue FAQ. Look at the Facts & Information section at the top and you will find links to the online version of the owners manual.darylzero wrote:Thanks, haven't seen the manual yet as I don't have the car yet, but will check it out.
Hey, way to stick your neck out there! JKkerrton wrote:I'd recommend following the manufacturers break-in procedure exactly, and most other on this forum have recommended this as well.
I read that one a couple of years ago. IMHO, I think there is a bit of truth to it. But realize he is talking about motorcycle and racing engines mainly. He also does not address is the break-in process for the rest of the drive train. Doing his recommended break-in (full throttle runs) at low mileage could create unforeseen issues in the transmission, etc.skholla wrote:MotoMan completely disagrees with auto manufacturer's recommendations. It makes sense to me, what do you guys think?
You should be fine. The biggest thing it to vary your speed, ie. driving in the city.AznJohn22 wrote:I never realize there was a "break in period" for cars. hope i didn't mess up my engine.
Check out the manual sometime...AznJohn22 wrote:I never realize there was a "break in period" for cars. hope i didn't mess up my engine.