Last post on Aug 10, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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#5 of 12 Owners Manual has 600 mile break-in listed
Jun 04, 2008 (4:23 pm)
Don't have the manual on me right now but I did read that section less than a week ago. Avoid heavy acceleration and heavy breaking for 600 miles.
#6 of 12 Re: Break in Period [jmpage2]
Jun 05, 2008 (3:24 am)
Thanks. I just got up to 800 miles. Just 200 more miles and I can use the cruise control again. I was using the cruise control when I first got the MDX to prevent myself from exceeding the speed limit. I didn't know I wasn't suppose to use it until I read it here. Hope I didn't do any harm to the engine.
#7 of 12 Re: Break in Period [brahda808]
Jun 05, 2008 (8:40 am)
I've been using the cruise control as well. Owner's manual DID NOT indicate not to use cruise control during the break-in period.
#8 of 12 Re: Break in Period [seawolf21]
Jun 05, 2008 (10:55 am)
Break-in for '07-'08 MDX:
For first 600 miles:
-avoid full throttle starts and rapid acceleration
-do not tow a trailer
Avoid hard braking for the first 200 miles
Do not change the oil until it tells you to
Also, right next to the break-in paragaph is the fuel recommendations:
-the engine is designed to run 91 oct.
-if 91 is unavailable, 87 may be used temporarily as it can cause "knocking" and will decrease performance, the long term use of regular grade gas can lead to engine damage
#9 of 12 Re: Break in Period [upstatedoc]
Jun 05, 2008 (10:31 pm)
Cool. If the manual didn't say not to use the cruise control, I must assume that it is safe and I didn't cause any engine damage. Thanks, I feel a lot better.
#10 of 12 Re: Break in Period [brahda808]
Jun 06, 2008 (11:32 pm)
However, if you google engine break-in, you'll see many advice on NOT to use cruise control for an extended period of time (to avoid constant revs).
#11 of 12 Re: Break in Period [upstatedoc]
Aug 10, 2008 (8:20 pm)
Does anyone know what might happen for too much hard breaking during the first 200 miles?