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Quick question. Im oicling up my Seltos LX FWD this Wed and was wondering... I remember in thebold days cars were recommended not to go above 100-120km/h for the first 5K to allow the motor to "break in". I guess this is now nonapplicable anymore?
Also for winter (-15 -30C) is it better to warm the car while in park or start the car and drive it slow to allow it tobwarm while moving?
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I’ve used this method for many new engines over the years.
Break in secrets

short answer…after engine and oil temps are normal, drive it like you stole it.

on the winter driving, I would allow the engine to idle for at least a minute to get fluids flowing, but after that slow and easy driving to let it warm up as you drive. It will warm up faster than at idle and it won’t hurt the engine (as long as you’re not full throttling it while it’s cold)
 

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I've owned 3 KIA's and the break-in process has been the same for all three of them. This is from the owners manual (you can usually download a copy from Kia Canada) from my last KIA so I imagine the new Seltos might not be much different.

I agree with Speedtek22, at those temperatures in winter a minute or so of idling is plenty (or perhaps longer if you are clearing snow or ice off the vehicle) but just drive away slow till it warms up, I believe this is mentioned in the manual. I generally leave the heater off (which helps it get up to normal operating temperature faster) and switch on the heated steering wheel and seat (as they warm up very quickly) while this takes place.
If initially there is a "fogging" condition on the inside of windows, then open a window a bit to help speed up the clearing process.
 
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