New Bronco Sport Owners Break In Period

Are you following the break-in period suggestions?


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Varying the RPM of the engine gives the components a chance to get settled into their designed tolerances. You probably wouldn't harm the engine by driving it at a constant speed, but it may cause some components to wear out prematurely down the road.
Well, that makes a little more sense. I have just crossed the 1000 mile marker so I wish I had found that information earlier. I wanted to test the fuel efficiency after I purchased so on the freeway I would eco-mode it and set the cruise control to determine what I could achieve. Hypothetically speaking even with cruise control the engine does not always maintain an exact RMP as ascending/descending hills will cause it to fluctuate. -I apologize for overthinking/lengthy reply.

*Side Note* I had asked the salesman before leaving the dealership about the break-in period. Sadly, I had to trade in my '16 Fiesta ST (due to increased family size) which did have some specific break-in instructions that I had followed. The salesman simply said to me "break-in periods are a thing of the past on older vehicles and with technology it is no longer relevant or a thing." I didn't want to waste my time to explain he's not correct I simply left the dealership as he was surprised I did my own basic maintenance on all my vehicles and was most impressed that I could do my own oil changes - should have taken that as a sign but was too excited to get in my bronco. :)
 
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Sitting at about 2400 miles after 2 months. Babied my BigBend until 1530, then went on a 600 mile road trip. Tinted the windows to match the back windows, gave it a sun strip. A few more bells and whistles. Thule double kayak rack. Still love it. 2”lift coming soon. Replacing tires with a 32” when that lift comes in.

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Where I live the speed limit is 70 on the interstate and everyone driving 80+. Yesterday I was driving route 66 and had to pass slower cars a couple of times. I came from a Focus ST and have to say the 2 liter in the Bronco is impressive. Not missing the standard transmission in traffic jams anymore.
 

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The salesman simply said to me "break-in periods are a thing of the past on older vehicles and with technology it is no longer relevant or a thing." I didn't want to waste my time to explain he's not correct
The salesman is not wrong. What does the owners manual of the Bronco Sport say for break-in?
 

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