Got a story for you.
When I was a kid, my old man bought a brand new Chevy citation and packed us up and went on a road trip out of state. Well long story short, the car had issues and we found ourselves out of state trying to get the car to a dealership for repair. It was a god awful mess that I still remember to this day.
Now I’m not saying that will happen with the venue as it has been a dependable little car so far, BUT it is new and untested so anything is possible. Parts are hard to come by right now for everything and I definitely wouldn’t want to get stuck somewhere trying to get a fix.
Moral to the story captain…maiden voyages should be done locally until she has proven herself sea worthy. Which brings us to “ breakin”.
I do believe in changing the oil after a good 2k on a new engine, just in case there has been shaving. I have seen the metal deposits many times in new engines. Normally very fine and not much to worry about, but it is a case to case study.
I do believe that it is important to work the engine back and forth through the rpm band to properly seat engine parts. I observe this every time a modification is done to my “main squeeze” as Ralph likes to call her, Vanessa. Long trips on the interstate with the cruise on will not accomplish this at all.
I do know for a fact that new cars have not been through heat cycles and just one bus line of wires not assembled correctly could spell disaster (Citation issue).
Lastly I believe any new car is an unproven commodity and based on my experience with my old man’s road-trip, I would never make the same mistake.
Just my .02 and it don’t mean jack in your world. Hope you enjoy your new venue as much as some of us have. It’s been a great little car for me so far.
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one is for function…one is for fun.✌🏼