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Well... This will be my 3rd day of owning my MR & I'm loving it. I still haven't got it over 5,000 RPM (well... It may have "slipped" once or twice) but I'm still having a blast with this car! I've had to go to the dealership an hour away twice already. Once to finish off my down payment & the next day I went to get this clicking sound fixed. I'm up to 425 miles but I still have 200 more to go (at least thats what the manual says.)

Even though the manual says 600 miles would it be smart to wait an extra 400? My friend suggested 2000 but I don't think he knows much about evos. Even with all this extra driving its taking too long! :p
 

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break-in isn't suddenly complete once you hit a certain mileage. It's not like your engine will self destruct if you get on it five miles before break-in is technically complete. More than likely you're fine. The car's been driven hundreds of miles, chances are the engine is broken in sufficiently.
 

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I don't know about you, but I broke mine in the opposite way by varying all the RPM's, redlining short of fuel cut and made sure I didn't do any constant RPM driving. My MR ran like a champ for the 30k kms I had it.
 

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What was the source of the clicking sound?
It's a Mitsu, the source may never be found...they just make noises :)

I did a break-in on my GSR. After about 900 miles I took it for a small out of state trip (about 900 more miles), then did an oil change just under 2k.
 

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What was the source of the clicking sound?
It was coming from the bottom passenger side of the windshield. I'm not sure if it was the plastic or the actual glass but they got it to stop. I was too much in a hurry to get back to work to really go into it with them.

They said: "Well.. if it starts clicking again before your plates come in we can take another look at it while we mount your plates"

So I'm not sure if its completely fixed but I've driven about 100 miles since it was fixed & I haven't heard it.
 

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It's a Mitsu, the source may never be found...they just make noises :)

I did a break-in on my GSR. After about 900 miles I took it for a small out of state trip (about 900 more miles), then did an oil change just under 2k.
I've heard I should change the oil at 1000 miles. Do I continue to use the stock oil or is there another one that is preferred? Then with moderately aggressive driving how often should I change my oil?
 

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I've heard I should change the oil at 1000 miles. Do I continue to use the stock oil or is there another one that is preferred? Then with moderately aggressive driving how often should I change my oil?
use factory (Mobil 1)

whats aggressive to you? DD or Track, if DD than 5k miles, if tracking 2-3k
 

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I've heard I should change the oil at 1000 miles. Do I continue to use the stock oil or is there another one that is preferred? Then with moderately aggressive driving how often should I change my oil?
You can change your oil as often as you like. Recommended oil changes are every 3000 miles or 3 months - whichever comes first. Once you hit this mark, the car automatically alerts you to do maintenance.
 

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Thanks! I'll work on that today. Should I do it with every gear?
I wouldn't recommend going to 6k in 5h gear. The gear is not all too relevant, but 3rd is probably your best balance between load and keeping things legal.
 

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You can change your oil as often as you like. Recommended oil changes are every 3000 miles or 3 months - whichever comes first. Once you hit this mark, the car automatically alerts you to do maintenance.
on 2011s at least on Canada it is 8000kms or 5 monts so like 5000 miles or so. I still get mine done at 5000kms anyways
 

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Here are the facts. An evo should not driven over 85mph until after 2,000 miles and the rims should should not exceed 5,000 until after the first 600 miles. That is based off the Manuel, mechanics that specialize in mitsubishi's and from experience as I have owned more than one. The engine is a delicate thing, it needs to be broken in properly to avoid future damage.
 
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