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Is bedding-in the brakes really necessary for regular street cars?

So I'm reading stuff about bedding-in the brakes. I'm reading the Centric Whitepapers. And by "regular street cars" I mean the "normal" cars your [normal] mom or your [normal] dad use. I've just ...
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New motorcycle missed first service oil change by 4k km…what could be the consequences?

So I was looking to buy a used Kawasaki z250, 1 cylinder bike that has around 5k km under his belt. Everything went fine untill I discovered it didn't get its first service at 1000km. I know that ...
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97 model Honda civic and battery drain

I do not use my Honda frequently, may be 2 or 3 times a month. The Battery is just about 7-8 months old from Costco. I had last used the car on (I guess) Sunday. May be drive for about 30min total. ...
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Driving after oil change - break in period?

There are found plenty of threads about breaking in a new engine after a rebuilt/ring job etc (rebuilt car engine, new car engine, moto engine, moto again) but I haven't been able to find one on how ...
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How do I properly break in an engine after a rebuild

I just changed my engine's piston rings and do not know how long I should let the engine break in. The engine is an '06 Chevrolet 1.5L SOHC. And how is the procedure done just by letting it sit idly?
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My Lexus RX 350 back window shattered. Is this possible by weather or only a person?

Find more images here. I live in a Toronto suburb on the East side, and recently the weather has been inconsistent. A few days ago it was sunny above 0, and then on the 24th of this month, there was ...
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Break-in engine [duplicate]

I am going to buy new car Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (Model: MBS MT 4x4). I've heard stories of people 'breaking in' engines for the first few hundred or couple thousand kilometers using methods such as: ...
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Should I avoid hard braking when I've changed my discs and pads?

I had my brake pads and discs changed a few days ago. Should I make any changes to my driving style to "run them in" or anything, like not braking hard, or avoiding prolonged breaking?
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Snow Blower Break In Smell

I just started my new snowblower today to try to break it in. Within maybe a minute it started emitting a "burning metal" smell. I stopped it and there was some smoke coming out of the air filter. ...
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Running in oil a for light diesel engine (Japanese, Toyota 3L)?

What would you use as a running in (break-in) oil for this engine? I have this engine, and it has just been reconditioned, new pistons, conrods, crank and bearings.
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Scooter break-in period - Actual scientific backing or urban legend?

I don't understand the break-in periods needed for scooters/motorcycles. I know everyone says it, but I haven't found any explanation with some scientific backing to not making it an urban legend. ...
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Semi synthetic oil engine break-in

I've finished rebuilding the engine of my motorcycle (4 stroke 650cc single-cylinder). For now it runned only once varying between 1000 and 2000 RPM for 5 minutes with a couple of short bursts after ...
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Effectiveness of laminated security glass

How effective is laminated security glass in preventing smash-and-grab break-ins? Are particular brands or types more effective?
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Sticking a blade between door and window to open the door?

What's all this thing that we see in films, when to break into a car you stick a long blade with a kind of hook on the end and pull up to open the door? Was it ever possible to open a car door like ...
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Going more than recommended Speed in Break-in Period

I have a new Yamaha motorbike. Seller told me not to ride speed more than 50 Kmph for first 1000KM but I rode it 60 for 10 - 15 minutes due to some reason. How does it affect to my Motorbike ?.
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Is it necessary to 'burn in' or 'break in' a new car?

I've just bought a new 2011 plate car. I've heard stories of people 'burning in' engines for the first few hundred or couple thousand miles using methods such as: Not driving above 50 mph. Varying ...