yup, your only going to get about 100k out of her. j/k don't sweat it is harmed in no way whatsoever.Man, pretty pissed. I just got my first OB and wasn't told the specifics of the break in period. I now have 700 miles on my 2012 and I used the cruise control pretty often. The OB does have CVT, but did I screw up the potential longevity of my engine?
Well I live in FL so it is pretty flat. But I think there are enough slight hills to help it out. I don't think I hammered it, might have got to 4k RPM once or twice but I've been driving like grandpa to get good gas mileage.As long as you did not drive exclusively on flat land, Use of the CC actually works pretty well for break-in. Unlike manual or traditional auto trans vehicles, the CVT actually changes RPM with load.
As long as you do not hammer it during break-in, you should not have any issues. I do believe it is a good idea, when the 1k break-in is done, to give the motor some full throttle runs. This will help to finish bringing the rings in, if they haven't seated completely. (It will also help identify if there are any engine problems in this range and mode). These runs do not have to be extended, (In fact, the first couple probably should not exceed a few seconds), a few blasts up the on ramp at WOT with take care of it.
Odds are the lot boys do more damage than you could have possibly done. The engines are fairly well broken in before we get them.
The manual has some "best bet" info that while good, is not critical. Follow the maintenance schedule though as that is the important part.
Yeah pretty miffed at the dealer for that one.17 miles for me. Unless you were driving across Kansas without changing speeds, I bet the RPM varied some and that's the key more than the speed, RPM as others noted. Either way, I wouldn't worry too much.
I'm surprised the dealer didn't mention this during the information exchange before you drove off.
That was the first thing that I thought of, also.Not to sound like a jerk, but the break in info is in the Owner's Manual.