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Unread 12-11-2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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Compass Engine Break In

Hi all - Just purchased a 2008 Jeep Compass Limited 3 days ago. It rained yesterday and it also rained thru the dome light. The vehicle was at the dealer to get the kinks out of the drain tubes and it appears to be fixed.

So with that out of the way what is the best way to break in the engine. I travel 60 highway miles each way to work every other day.

Thanks for the feedback

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Unread 12-11-2008, 11:50 PM   #2
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read the manual, its in there, they say something about not travelling above a certain speed for so many kms/miles, and to not travel a certain speed for too long...you want to hit different ranges etc.. its all in the book tho!
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Unread 12-12-2008, 04:48 AM   #3
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ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine in your new vehicle.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km). After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55
mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable. While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in. Wide open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a high quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil changes should be consistent with anticipated climate conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. The recommended viscosity and quality grades are
shown in Section 7 of this manual.
NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS MUST NEVER BE USED.
A new engine may consume some oil during its first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be considered as a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
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