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I was reading the Corvette Specialist's Data Book, and it states that for a break in period it is recommended that you use Low RPMS for the first 500 miles.

With that said, it also states that you should NOT maintain a constant speed or a constant RPM for those first 500 miles.

I was hopefully planning to take museum delivery and drive the car 720 miles back to Dallas.

Is this not recommended? Driving on the highway for ~12 hours (back to Dallas) it surely will be constant speed and constant RMP.

Will it hurt the car to do this? :-?

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hey Z49Z06.

here's what i did on my return from the NCM to houston.

i followed some of the back roads for the first 500-600 miles. most of the back roads will mimic the larger highways. but this way it gives you a chance to work the gears a little and keep the revs up & down. it takes a little longer, but much more fun that just hopping on the highway and trying to adjust your speed for 500 miles. :)

good luck and have fun!

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Another important tip:

Drive it, and park it. It is important to let the car go thru heating AND cooling. It's called thermo-cycling. By driving for a while, then parking your car you will allow the parts to expand, and contract. Do this several times for the first 500 miles.

'njoy your new car! :cheers:

Zippy :z: :z:
 
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