I am buying a new higher performance vehicle tomorrow morning with 20 miles on the clock. It is a V8 manual trans car. I have had a few manual trans vehicles before so I can drive a stick pretty well and feel I did OK on a test drive here locally. How do I need to drive this vehicle for the 300 miles trip home? Unknown how it was driven for those 20 miles what would you do?
- Is bedding in the brakes necessary or already done? What is the procedure you would do?
- I have been told to be as easy as possibly on clutch engagement until I get some miles on the clutch, around 500 but the first trip will have a lot of engaged time for the clutch instead of being actuated, should this extend the time required to seat/break-in the clutch?
- Increase and decrease the RPMs to help seat the rings has been suggested on this 300 mile trip, drive some in 6th gear and then some in 5th and back and forth that way or physically speed up and slow down, I guess same outcome happens.
Any other thoughts?