People keep stating those numbers, but I’ve yet to find them published anywhere in my 350 owners supplement.Adhering to the 1000 mile before exceeding 4K rpm thought. Which, I'm finding extremely hard to do.
You're right Galaxy, the supplement does say that. I don't know where I heard the 1000/4000 rule first, but I have seen it referenced as a conservative approach here at GT 350.org and at other sites. Here is Road and Track's idea on the matter.People keep stating those numbers, but I’ve yet to find them published anywhere in my 350 owners supplement.
“Your vehicle requires a break-in period. Drive your new vehicle at least 100 mi (160 km) before performing extended wide open throttle maneuvers and at least 1,000 mi (1,600 km) before performance or competition conditions.”
And note it says 100 miles before any “extended” WOT, don’t say squat about none at all, and nare a mention of any rpm limit.
Agreed, I didn't buy this car to baby it and let it rot. I have a car to drive to and from work, but I do take this out nearly every day and cruise nearly every weekend. And like you said, enjoy it while you can because you will never know when things happen.I hear ya, I'm just having a hard time not driving the car to work. I understand the whole idea about not adding miles to the car but I sometimes wonder if that's just a mistake itself. Anything can happen to you, break your knee (left) and forced to drive an AT or just RIP and the car was only driven for let's say... 7K miles. Personally, I want to see at least my GT350 with 200K miles with taking redlines like a champ. I don't see the car as an investment but as a tool. A tool that will continue to bring me joy and hopefully last until I pass away or can't drive stick any longer. I suppose, all you can really do is follow the maintenance plans.