Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 26
cooperchien
Member
cooperchien
Member
2004 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 26
LA
Feb 18, 6:53pm - #106272 
Please help me solve the myth of break in. Any comment welcome.

I just got a new Celica GT. It is my first car bought with my own money so I am being extra careful with the break in. I have heard that
1. It is better to do an oil change after the first 1500 miles.
2. It is better NOT to use synthetic oil for the first oil change
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
3. The manual says break in for only the first 1000 miles but I also heard it is better to do it until 3000 miles.
Are they true?
I would like to hear your opinion here.
I do not plan to race my car but intend to keep my car for at least 4-5 years.
Please share your experience with me. Thanks

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
LA
Feb 18, 8:01pm - #106273 
change you'r oil between 1000 and 1500 miles and use a synthetic blend to replace the oil that in it. then after another 3k miles use whatever you'd like.

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,034
CeLlYgT04
Specialist
CeLlYgT04

Specialist

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,034
Orange County, Ca
Feb 18, 8:09pm - #106274 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
change you'r oil between 1000 and 1500 miles and use a synthetic blend to replace the oil that in it. then after another 3k miles use whatever you'd like.


Yea,I just follow the book that came with it when dealing with break in period,etc. thumbsup

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 184
codealiasJD
Member
codealiasJD
2002 Spectra Mica Blue Toyota 5 SpeedCelica
Member
2002 Toyota 5 SpeedCelica

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 184
BC, Canada
Feb 19, 1:23am - #106275 
If its standard, I would shift at the recommended shift speeds for the first little while. No redlining yet!

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,864
stefanoc
Specialist
stefanoc

Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,864
CA
Feb 19, 1:32am - #106276 
Originally Posted by codealiasJD
If its standard, I would shift at the recommended shift speeds for the first little while. No redlining yet!


yea stay in below 6k rpm so lower pressure on ur engine. increase gradually after you hit ur first 1000miles.
CONGRATULATIONS for the car anyways

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,030
RevMonster
Masta OC
RevMonster

Masta OC
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,030
Orange County, Ca
Feb 19, 2:47am - #106277 
Haha... wow... I wish I woulda know this stuff.

My first oil change was at 6k miles rofl


I'm just a crosshair
I'm just a shot away from you
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,451
DiabloGTS
Wheezy Joe
DiabloGTS

Wheezy Joe
2002 Kawasaki Ninja 250

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,451
Lafayette, LA
Feb 19, 8:12am - #106278 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
Haha... wow... I wish I woulda know this stuff.

My first oil change was at 6k miles rofl


there goes the 250,000 mile lifetime...

it's down to 200,000 miles


To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
and sung with exultation
To know even one life has breathed easier
This is to have succeeded.
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,372
Speed4TheNeed
Caleb
Happy Birthday Speed4TheNeed

Caleb
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,372
New Orleans, LA
Feb 19, 10:09am - #106279 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by RevMonster
Haha... wow... I wish I woulda know this stuff.

My first oil change was at 6k miles rofl


there goes the 250,000 mile lifetime...

it's down to 200,000 miles


i bought my celicas used (so obviously i wasnt the first to change the oil)...but my when my bro bought his honda civic coupe (brand new) he was recommended NOT to change the oil for the first 5k miles...and then every 3k after that (unless using synthetic, in which case you can keep changing it every 5k)

don't know what celi's are...but thats what honda's policy is (and i don't imagine it would be very much different)

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 753
blackcel
Senior Member
blackcel

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 753
Southeastern, Illinois
Feb 19, 6:23pm - #106280 
Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by spaztikid
change you'r oil between 1000 and 1500 miles and use a synthetic blend to replace the oil that in it. then after another 3k miles use whatever you'd like.


Yea,I just follow the book that came with it when dealing with break in period,etc. thumbsup


[Linked Image]
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 156
carinv1175
Member
carinv1175

Member
2003 Toyota Celica

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 156
Pennsylvania
Feb 19, 6:26pm - #106281 
Just follow the owners manual exactly this way if anything does happen then toyota has to fix it.


IT IS WHAT IT IS AND EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING.
Join the conversation - Register Now or Log In to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Member Spotlight
Vital
Vital
2002 Toyota Celica GT
Ontario, Canada

Posts: 56
Joined: October 2003
Thanks: Creative Genius Dave Templeton and Stylist P'nut
Random: My other car is an 89 Dodge 2000 GTX aka Mitsubishi Gallant. She's frickin' pristine!!!!!!!! what a find
Show All Member Profiles 
Recent Topics
93 GT what's broken now? Let's find out!
by 719GOD. 08/15/2017 1:40 AM
New Member, '01 GT-S
by GoldMan27. 08/14/2017 4:56 PM
WTB: Authentic TRD full body kit?
by Midori. 08/13/2017 3:52 AM
New here, need help with tire size
by Lizzypop. 08/11/2017 6:49 AM
WTB: TWM or B&M short shifter
by NWGTS. 08/07/2017 9:53 PM
Swapping 1zz to 2zz
by Mudologist. 08/05/2017 6:37 AM
Koni/Bilstein for rears?
by Steven_Ibanez. 08/04/2017 7:00 PM
Aftermarket Coolant Reservoir Tank ?
by MikeCOLT. 08/01/2017 7:59 AM
Customize Your Toyota Celica Privacy Policy · About · Contact
Privacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20170611)