Dodge Avenger: Engine break-in recommendations - Things to know before starting your vehicle - Dodge Avenger Owners ManualDodge Avenger: Engine break-in recommendations

A long break-in period is not required for the engine anddrivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.

Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).

After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.

While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within thelimits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in.

Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimentaland should be avoided.

The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is ahigh-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oilchanges should be consistent with anticipated climateconditions under which vehicle operations will occur. Forthe recommended viscosity and quality grades refer to“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.

NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERALOILS MUST NEVER BE USED.

A new engine may consume some oil during its first fewthousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should beconsidered a normal part of the break-in and not interpretedas an indication of difficulty.

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