Re: New XR6 Ute Envi Green
I dont think you have to do too much to run them in. Just be careful when its cold I guess, but I think it is important to drive it at a variety of revs - sometimes hard, sometimes not....these engines are pretty much unbreakeable, even as new....
There is some train of thought on here somewhere that a new BA should not be run in on synthetic oil (ie Mobile 1) coz it polishes the bores, and that you should dump it when you get the car and put mineral oil in it. I asked the guys who work on my car and they dont seem to think there is much to this. So I am not sure.
I do know that they take a little while to run in so if it feels a bit stiff, just be patient - they are really nice when they have 5000km under their belts... Another thing that did mine the world of good was to take it on a long trip - I drove from Adelaide to Melbourne and back at about 8000km and it really freed up after - heaps!
When you pick it up, check their paint protection job - they just hire some company to do it and they tend to slop it all over the place and I can't get it off some of the black plastic around the side mirrors, etc. Also just check your paint generally in the sun - they sometimes have paint issues....
Other than that, - just have fun and send the pics!!!!
2003 BA NA XR6, Silhouette, manual, sunroof, premium audio, alarm, window tint, scuff plates, Navman (in TIMEOUT (tm))
JMM DEV3 BA kit
2.5 inch cat
2.5 inch exhaust
Air intake conversion/pod
14.80 @ 95.33 mph
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