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      10-12-2019, 07:54 AM   #1
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Frequent Redline

After each of my new vehicles (18 Forester XT and 19 Crosstrek had a couple hundred miles on them they saw decline a couple times per week after 14k and 5k miles neither used oil.

Curious if others do the same pl
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      10-12-2019, 11:19 AM   #2
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When I bought my new VW VR6, I picked it up on a Tuesday and took it autocrossing on Sunday. Everyone said that it was bad for the motor, but one person said to run it hard from day one so that the rings traveled to the extremes of the bores from rod stretch and momentum.

When I picked up the car after having the second engine installed at 68K miles, I picked it up at the dealer on Friday afternoon and autocrossed it both Saturday and Sunday.

Any one of my friends will tell you about how I picked up my new Audi 1.8T from the dealer, and drove it almost 5,000 miles with five days of autocrossing on it before making the first monthly payment. A few months short of 20 years later and hundreds of ProSolo sidestep-the-clutch-pedal-at-redline launches later, it still has the original engine AND CLUTCH in it! (Look at the rear tire camber shift at the moment of launch):



Mobil1 European Car Formula in all vehicles, BTW. Dropped the pan in the Audi a few years ago on a bet with my mechanic, and it was 100% sludge-free and clean.

Oh, I guess that I should mention that the VR6 engine died prematurely due to a failed plastic oil pump impeller while driving home from work one day.....
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      10-12-2019, 11:56 AM   #3
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All my new cars have been redlined within 100-200km of getting the keys. All had low oil consumption (less than 1L per 10k kms). Just don't redline a cold engine and you'll be fine.
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      10-13-2019, 12:23 AM   #4
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I follow whatever the manufacturer says unless it's a lease
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      10-13-2019, 05:56 AM   #5
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Old racers adage, break it in fast and it will always be fast. Ive been adhering to that for decades.
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      10-13-2019, 09:03 AM   #6
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Is there a point to redlining a Subaru? Just asking.
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      10-13-2019, 10:47 AM   #7
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Lol!!!!! So true. Having owned normally aspirated and turbo Subarus, they don't like to be revved.

When I bought my RX8 brand new 13 years ago, the manual recommended redline wherever possible.
And rotary is one sweet revving engine.
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      10-13-2019, 01:12 PM   #8
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I follow whatever the manufacturer says unless it's a lease
Never understood this mentality. Why would it matter whether is was leased or not? It's still your car and something most people would want to treat right, regardless of ownership mechanism.
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      10-13-2019, 01:38 PM   #9
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Yup, a few redlines within 300 miles on the clock. Works like a charm. Then Redline a day to keep the mechanics away.
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      10-13-2019, 02:58 PM   #10
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Then Redline a day to keep the mechanics with pay.
^^^ Fixed that for you.....
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