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The manual says this:

Vehicle break-in process
By following a few simple precautions for the first 1,000 km (600 miles) you may add to
the performance, economy and life of your vehicle.
• Do not race the engine.
• While driving, keep your engine speed (rpm, or revolutions per minute) between
2,000 rpm and 4,000 rpm.
• Do not maintain a single speed for long periods of time, either fast or slow. Varying
engine speed is needed to properly break-in the engine.
• Avoid hard stops, except in emergencies, to allow the brakes to seat properly.
• Fuel economy and engine performance may vary depending on vehicle break-in
process and be stabilized after 6,000 km (3,700 miles). New engines may consume
more oil during the vehicle break-in period.
• Do not tow a trailer during the first 2,000 km (1,200 miles) of operation.
• Fuel economy and engine performance may vary depending on vehicle break-in
process and be stabilized after 6,000 km (4,000 miles). New engines may consume
more oil during the vehicle break-in period.

With a PHEV. I have so far run it in eco and EV mode. So the battery power the wheels and the engine runs to warm itself up and heat the cabin. I have the TACH on and all i ever see it run around 1100rpm.

So we shouldnt run EV mode for the breakin?
Should we stick to hybrid so the engine can vary it RPMs?

I will try to get in touch with thw dealerahip to see what is their opinion too
 

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The break in is more challenging with a plug in for obvious reasons. The key is to avoid prolonged highway speeds and driving it hard under load or reving it past 4000 rpm’s too often. City driving is probably more beneficial and try and make sure the engine stays hot for a longer period of time. The battery also needs to charge and discharge through controlled cycles to break it in.
 

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The manual says this:

Vehicle break-in process
By following a few simple precautions for the first 1,000 km (600 miles) you may add to
the performance, economy and life of your vehicle.
• Do not race the engine.
• While driving, keep your engine speed (rpm, or revolutions per minute) between
2,000 rpm and 4,000 rpm.
• Do not maintain a single speed for long periods of time, either fast or slow. Varying
engine speed is needed to properly break-in the engine.
• Avoid hard stops, except in emergencies, to allow the brakes to seat properly.
• Fuel economy and engine performance may vary depending on vehicle break-in
process and be stabilized after 6,000 km (3,700 miles). New engines may consume
more oil during the vehicle break-in period.
• Do not tow a trailer during the first 2,000 km (1,200 miles) of operation.
• Fuel economy and engine performance may vary depending on vehicle break-in
process and be stabilized after 6,000 km (4,000 miles). New engines may consume
more oil during the vehicle break-in period.

With a PHEV. I have so far run it in eco and EV mode. So the battery power the wheels and the engine runs to warm itself up and heat the cabin. I have the TACH on and all i ever see it run around 1100rpm.

So we shouldnt run EV mode for the breakin?
Should we stick to hybrid so the engine can vary it RPMs?

I will try to get in touch with thw dealerahip to see what is their opinion too
When the weather gets nicer I am going to brake mine in. Its mostly on EV when I drive it now and have not pushed the ice at all.I just put on 100 miles on my first fill up and the motor has not come on al all. Trying to see just how long I can drive it this way using under 33 miles on it at a time.
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Just got a call back from the dealer. They spoke to the head technician and said the "break-in process" note is a generalize statement across all its vehicles. He said for the PHEV do the following:
-Drive it normally; no racing, no flooring the accelerator.
-Do more city driving (if possible) than highway
-Don't worry to much about the engine RPM's
-500km should be "sufficient" for break-in
 

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When the weather gets nicer I am going to brake mine in. Its mostly on EV when I drive it now and have not pushed the ice at all.I just put on 100 miles on my first fill up and the motor has not come on al all. Trying to see just how long I can drive it this way using under 33 miles on it at a time. View attachment 493
Hi! Congrats on getting your PHEV!

I have one question, what have you been doing to heat the cabin? Doesn’t the engine start when you use heat or A/C?

Best,
 

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With my PHEV as soon as you turn on the heater/ac the egine starts but once it gets the cabin to the desired temperature, the engine will stop and go back to just EV. It seems like there are quite a few variables as could cause the engine to run but for the most part it seems to be HVAC that causes the engine to run.
 

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With my PHEV as soon as you turn on the heater/ac the egine starts but once it gets the cabin to the desired temperature, the engine will stop and go back to just EV. It seems like there are quite a few variables as could cause the engine to run but for the most part it seems to be HVAC that causes the engine to run.
Hi Kevin! Thank you for your reply. How many km do you have with your PHEV? Any issues so far?
 

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Hi! Congrats on getting your PHEV!

I have one question, what have you been doing to heat the cabin? Doesn’t the engine start when you use heat or A/C?

Best,
I use the heated seats and the heated steering wheel when I can get away with it. My distance are usually quite short were the heater just gets going just in time for me exit the car. I am going to use the heat more often to try to break the ice in. Taking it from Buffalo NY to Florida in at the end of the month
 

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I have 2700km on my PHEV. No major issues so far. I did the Navigation Update myself with a USB key and it took about 20 mintues. It added a few features which was nice.

So far I am enjoying the vehicle. I am used to Lincoln and Cadillac so it is taking a bit of getting used to as to how Hyundai approaces controls, etc. compared to Lincoln and Cadillac.

For the price I am very happy with the PHEV and would definitly recommend it to anyone looking for a PHEV. With the $2500 Government of Canada Incentive, it only cost about $2K more than the HEV and I know I will definilty save that in gas over the 8 years I plan on keeping it. I bought 8 years warranty and 8 years prepaid maintenance so I am all set for the next 8 years. Hopefully ......
 
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