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And this is the most illogical thing. Once we say, that it takes only ten rapid acceleration to break in the engine, next we say - it may take a long time to break the engine in.
Someone somewhere said "this is why car jockeys at car factories drive new cars out like they mean it".
I stay firm - ten accelerations not gonna break in squat. NEW engine needs to be worked out Schwarzenegger style to get everything hot, to force springs into the cylinder walls, and mate spring leading edge with that wall. Also, all bearings have to go through mutual mating process. Ten times 30 to 60 will not cut this. Plus, cheap gas that cruds everything, as we "saving" with those cars, right?
Well, snook, it is a very good car. It's almost a sleeper in the street, as that electrical motor boost may give quite some surprise to those who try to pass you. Personally, I do not abuse her, but I'd step on and hold quite often. You have to race a horse now and then, or horse will go stale.
OP, one thing you want to keep in mind about Japanese engines. They are well known for oil consumption, but that is not coming from loose rings, that is easily tested by compression test. Not sure what your dealer does for their "consumption" test.
Where they routinely loose oil is bad designed valve stem seals. THAT leads to oil leaks into cc-s, that introduces oil into combustion mixture, that causes excessive crud build up on piston rings, and NOW that is killing proper seal between ring and cylinder wall.
If I were you, I'd have questioned what exactly is that they are intending to do. As they need to rebuild head as much as they need to clean the block and rings and pistons.