follow ft86club on our blog, twitter or facebook.
FT86CLUB
Ft86Club
Speed By Design
Register Garage Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Scion FR-S Forum | Subaru BRZ Forum | Toyota 86 GT 86 Forum | AS1 Forum - FT86CLUB > Technical Topics > Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing)

Mechanical Maintenance (Oil, Fluids, Break-In, Servicing) Everything related to the mechanical maintenance of the FR-S and BRZ


User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-03-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
jarviz
Senior Member
 
jarviz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Drives: Raven FRS MT
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 965
Thanks: 76
Thanked 249 Times in 125 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
1000+ miles

I have a little over 1000 miles now. I drive a lot of miles for work so I drive pretty conservatively most of the time anyways to save gas, so I don't step on the gas pedal too hard and usually upshift way before 4K rpm.

After following the rules for "break-in" has anybody's driving habits actually changed?
jarviz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 08:43 AM   #2
FrX
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Drives: 2013 Scion FR-S, 1993 Lexus SC300
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 411
Thanks: 284
Thanked 175 Times in 102 Posts
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Garage
I didn't exactly follow the "rules" to begin with...
FrX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #3
GMU-BRZ
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 279
Thanks: 103
Thanked 122 Times in 32 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I'm over 1000 and I've still only taken it over 4k twice, each time shifting around 5k. Haven't come close to red line.

This is my first performance car, so I think I'm just used to driving cars really easy.
GMU-BRZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #4
Dave-ROR
Site Moderator
 
Dave-ROR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Drives: Stuff
Location: Florida
Posts: 9,723
Thanks: 781
Thanked 5,166 Times in 2,330 Posts
Mentioned: 211 Post(s)
Tagged: 8 Thread(s)
I take mine over 4k fairly often, usually not much, I'm just used to shifting at over 4k from my other cars so it just happens.
__________________
-Dave
HPDE/DD: 2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE || HPDE/DD: 2015 Subaru BRZ ||Tow Vehicle: 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 8.1L || Weekend toy: 1994 MR2 Turbo || The other weekend toy: 1993 MR2 Turbo || Track car: 1998 Integra Type-R || Race car: 1996 Integra GS-R || New race car build: 1992 Honda Civic Hatchback || Oh yeah and a 2013 Scion FR-S too..

Too many cars.. never.
Dave-ROR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 09:58 AM   #5
was385
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Drives: MT WRB BRZ Limited, 2007 911s
Location: CT
Posts: 812
Thanks: 218
Thanked 379 Times in 181 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I red-line it occasionally getting on the highway and take it above 4k pretty consistently if I find myself a windy road.
was385 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
Dadhawk
1st86 Driver!
 
Dadhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: "Olivia" my Firestorm 6AT FR-S
Location: Powder Springs, GA
Posts: 12,980
Thanks: 23,235
Thanked 12,913 Times in 6,322 Posts
Mentioned: 124 Post(s)
Tagged: 4 Thread(s)
At least once per outing for anything other than "to the grocery store" I'm getting mine above 4K. I just can't help myself, it's so easy to bump off the redline without getting into an "arrest me now" scenario that I just have to do it.

That was one of the single driving forces behind me buying the 86. "Legally" at the limits, yea baby!
Dadhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Dadhawk For This Useful Post:
kwood9000 (07-04-2012), Laika (07-03-2012), sdiver68 (07-04-2012), Subie (07-04-2012), ultra (07-03-2012)
Old 07-03-2012, 11:12 AM   #7
helloimgil
Senior Member
 
helloimgil's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Drives: 13 Whiteout / 09 R6 [BRZ is gone!]
Location: los angeles
Posts: 233
Thanks: 88
Thanked 85 Times in 55 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I've been used to driving cars real easy for the past 7 years or so (once gas prices started going up... I remember when everyone was freaking out when it reached $2/gallon). I always shifted ~3k. Did the same on my BRZ until I hit about 1200. Now I'm shifting at about 4-5k and go to 6k if I find myself on a windy road, still trying to get a feel for the car. Need to test the limits to figure out when it will actually start sliding.
helloimgil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #8
DantKR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Drives: Subaru BRZ LT
Location: NC
Posts: 759
Thanks: 7
Thanked 124 Times in 71 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Normal driving I shift between 3-4k RPM. Usually once or twice a day I take it to 6k RPM in 1st and 2nd.
DantKR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 03:42 PM   #9
ultra
Curious cat.
 
ultra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Drives: 86 GT base M/T - Red
Location: Dubai
Posts: 775
Thanks: 840
Thanked 383 Times in 191 Posts
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I've only just crossed 100 miles and I've touched 6k >.<

For the most part anything around 3 - 5k seems to be enough for the day to day stuff, even keeping up with crazy traffic.
__________________
2013 Toyota 86 GT M/T
2009 Renault Clio Sport R27 Team F1 Edition (sold)
1991 Mazda MX5 Miata (sold)
2007 Mitsubishi Evo 9 RS (sold)
2006 VW Golf R32 (sold)
ultra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #10
Cheddar
Saving them pennies...
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Drives: 2013 FR-S
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 641
Thanks: 44
Thanked 178 Times in 111 Posts
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 3 Thread(s)
at around 800 miles I started doing 4gear sprints to redline starting from 70mph.

Id do this about twice a week.
Cheddar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #11
#87
I usually post drunk
 
#87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Drives: BRZ
Location: NY
Posts: 1,487
Thanks: 15
Thanked 490 Times in 231 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I only made it to 6 or 700 doing the 4k break in. Now I redline it daily. But since my commute is mostly highway I still average a decent MPG.
#87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 04:36 PM   #12
bneale
Senior Member
 
bneale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Drives: Scion FR-S
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 555
Thanks: 1
Thanked 58 Times in 37 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I have to advise all of you not to redline the car until you finish the break in period!

I've noticed in my own FR-S, the noise from the engine starts getting louder as the weeks go on. I drove it for 3 weeks below 4K rpms and only yesterday did I complete the break in period.

I noticed a big change in the engine note as the weeks went on. It's a hard wait but its worth it. I also knew someone who bought a 2009 STI brand new and he noticed a major difference in power output once it was fully broken in. This same person is also going to win the Scion Tuner Challenge so I respect their advice.

Now that the break in is over, I've had it up to 7K and man does it scream! Way louder then I expected.

bneale
__________________
bneale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #13
Laika
When In Doubt...
 
Laika's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Drives: Slowww
Location: PA215
Posts: 1,844
Thanks: 1,023
Thanked 751 Times in 412 Posts
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Pretty much what Dadhawk said. I'll rev it up to a good 5k or so at least once on my way to or from work. Then when I'm just driving for pleasure and I see a good place for it I'll surely wring it out to 7k just once and then a couple 5k jaunts. But for getting groceries or any short ride, I take it easy. I always felt it wasn't good to drive a car hard over short distances.
__________________

Join the Galaxy Blue Silica BRZ registry below:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...2c&usp=sharing
Laika is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #14
Black Tire
Senior Member
 
Black Tire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Drives: Whiteout Scion FR-S
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 506
Thanks: 367
Thanked 207 Times in 128 Posts
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Garage
I kept under 4k for over 500 miles. Since then I have had it up over 6k once, and over 5k a couple of times; mostly just getting up to speed on and entrance ramp. The car now has more than 950 miles on it and it seems to want to rev way easier than when I got the car. Perhaps it is making more power, but I really have not pushed it yet even though it has seen higher revs a couple of times so it is difficult to tell. It is more difficult now to keep it under 4k as it really wants to rev fast, even with fairly mundane acceleration/loading. I am planning to change the oil for the first time next week.
__________________
My cars always dress formally. They all wear black tires.

Black Tire is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1000 miles jarviz Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 8 06-29-2012 02:42 PM
2012 Shelby 1000 M-17 Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 13 03-28-2012 11:36 PM
1000 dollar deposit first in line for a whiteout FR-S TougeFR-S Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 20 02-20-2012 11:58 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.