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Default Brand new Forester - running in/towing

Hi All,

I have just purchased a brand new 2017 (MY18) Forester diesel L and will be doing a few thousand kilometres towing a caravan in January 2018.

Are there any 'running in' procedures that I need to be aware of? Should I have at least 1000km on the ODO before I tow anything? I have a 15ft 900kg caravan that I used to tow with my XV (Crosstrek).

The dealership didnt really offer much help!

Apologies for metric units - I am from Oz.

Looking forward to many years of ownership (my first mod will be a set of Gorrila mudflaps to be ordered this week...baby steps...!!).

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If there were running in requirements, I'd a thunk they'd be in the owners manual.
According to the great god wikepaedia it's not so necessary any more due to better manufacturing techniques and production.
Don't quote me on that though..!

to the forum, lots of Aussies on here and europeans too. so don't worry about metric!
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This article reflects what I was told when I got my diesel Triton 7 years ago; mainly don't over-rev it and vary speed regularly:
http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/foru...esel-1236.html
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diesels ouch . in here ppl selling those newer diesel subarus with engine failures.
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^ I've not heard of any engine failures with Subie diesels at all. DPF issues mainly. What sort of failures have you heard?
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If there were running in requirements, I'd a thunk they'd be in the owners manual.
According to the great god wikepaedia it's not so necessary any more due to better manufacturing techniques and production.
Don't quote me on that though..!

to the forum, lots of Aussies on here and europeans too. so don't worry about metric!
I have also heard that about more modern engines. My main concern was towing with such low kays. I am driving from Sydney to Melbourne in mid January towing our caravan. On the way down its the Hume Highway (so consistent revs), but on the way back it will be up the coast.

After spending a bit of time on the forum yesterday I realise there is a mix of people from all over the globe!
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Just let the revs vary a little on the way south. I remember in my Triton I did the Flinders Ranges early in its life and just tapped the cruise control up and down a couple of Ks at regular intervals heading down the Hume.
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The Hume is a bad route for a number of reasons. One is the constant speed, which is not good for the engine and also makes it a very boring trip. Apart from the coast road, there is the Olympic Way, which is less boring, or down through Thredbo and Bright. Very scenic, a lot less constant speed and definitely not boring.
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These are in my Outback manual.
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These are in my Outback manual.
1600 kms distance to be travelled before towing anything...
Interesting.
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