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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: New Vehicle Break-In Starting System

Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual / Powertrain / Engine / New Vehicle Break-In Starting System

Caution:The vehicle does not need an elaborate break-in. But it will perform better in thelong run if you follow these guidelines:

Do not drive at any one constant speed, fast or slow, for the first 805-km (500-mi).Do not make full-throttle starts. Avoid downshifting to brake or slow the vehicle.Avoid making hard stops for the first 322-km (200-mi) or so. During this time thenew brake linings are not yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean prematurewear and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you getnew brake linings.

Following break-in, engine speed and load can be gradually increased.

Valve Lifter Cleaning and Inspection
Caution:Refer toValve Lifter Priming Caution.Inspect the stationary hydraulic lash adjuster (SHLA) in thefollowing areas:A plugged oil passage-(1)A scored or worn camshaft follower pivotarea-(2)A dama ...

Water Pump Cleaning and Inspection Engine Cooling Coolant Pump
Cleaning ProcedureCaution:Do not immerse the water pump in solvent. The solvent mayenter the water pump's permanently lubricated bearings and causepremature bearing failure.Remove the old gasket mater ...

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Uniform Tire Quality Grading
The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which grades tires by treadwear, traction, and temperature performance. This applies only to vehicles sold in the United States. The grades are molded on th ...

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