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Hello,

In the Owner's manual, it's only said:
Avoid driving too fast during the first 1000 miles (1600 kilometers). Vary your speed frequently and change up through the gears early. Do not labor the engine.

Do you have any more detailed info about how exactly to do?

Actually, on the Internet, there are really contradictory opinions. Some even suggest the opposite:
"There is no reason to baby a newer engine, it will actually hurt. You need cylinder pressure to drive the rings out onto the bore, which actually shaves the bore into a perfect fit. By babying it the rings will only rub and burnish the surface leaving a less then Ideal finish. So ... keep the revs below 4000 the first 300 miles, then drive it ... accelerate with meaning for the next 2500 miles and your all set. This is how all High Performance engines are broken in, and all engines today can be considered a high performance engine since they pull more power out then there predecessors ever did."

What's your opinion?
Could Lincoln be more precise on the break-in process?

Thanks in advance,

ZX
 

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Hello,

In the Owner's manual, it's only said:
Avoid driving too fast during the first 1000 miles (1600 kilometers). Vary your speed frequently and change up through the gears early. Do not labor the engine.

Do you have any more detailed info about how exactly to do?

Actually, on the Internet, there are really contradictory opinions. Some even suggest the opposite:
"There is no reason to baby a newer engine, it will actually hurt. You need cylinder pressure to drive the rings out onto the bore, which actually shaves the bore into a perfect fit. By babying it the rings will only rub and burnish the surface leaving a less then Ideal finish. So ... keep the revs below 4000 the first 300 miles, then drive it ... accelerate with meaning for the next 2500 miles and your all set. This is how all High Performance engines are broken in, and all engines today can be considered a high performance engine since they pull more power out then there predecessors ever did."

What's your opinion?
Could Lincoln be more precise on the break-in process?

Thanks in advance,

ZX
^^^....1,000 000% agreed, it's how I broke my 5.0...
 
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