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      07-03-2007, 10:23 PM   #1
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how would you break in a new 1er???

road trip,, daily driving, just drive around for no reason

id probablly go to florida as soon as i can get a week off from work and school and my parents are ok with it(im 16)
probably gonna get one at 17 or 18
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      07-03-2007, 11:15 PM   #2
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I'll probably do some long distance relatively low speed driving with minimal stop and go.
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      07-04-2007, 10:36 AM   #3
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European Delivery

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      07-04-2007, 10:46 AM   #4
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Cruise down the PCH listening to some really good music.
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      07-04-2007, 10:56 AM   #5
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      07-04-2007, 04:51 PM   #6
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I plan on picking the car up via the PDC, so my break in will be a nice drive back to Orlando, with a stop in Atlanta...

Only thing I have let to figure out is how to avoid rock chips getting home, 3M dealer near pickup, blue tape?
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      07-06-2007, 10:57 AM   #7
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I'm planning on taking delivery in Spartanburg. So first stop, a couple runs on the Tail of the Dragon (while observing break-in procedures, regrettably). Next head to Asheville, NC; check out the Biltmore Estate, treat the wife to a nice B&B.... Then point the car north to CT. Break-in should be complete by the time I'm home.
Agreed on the rock chips, wiggum. I'll have to plan on a 3m installation somewhere early in the trip.
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      07-06-2007, 12:10 PM   #8
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I did the "hard" break in on my 335i and My baseline dyno was 283whp and 287 wtorque on a mustang dyno at 4200feet in elevation.

There's a bit of a consensus on the e90 forums about the hard breakin method producing better power numbers.

If you want I can give you my break in methods.
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      07-06-2007, 12:13 PM   #9
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What exactly is the "hard" break in method?
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      07-06-2007, 12:24 PM   #10
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Drive the car at varying rpm's for about 100 miles then change the oil in the garage when I get home. Then continue to drive at varying rpm's and avoid cruising as much as possible until I hit 1000 miles.
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      07-06-2007, 12:34 PM   #11
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I did the "hard" break in on my 335i and My baseline dyno was 283whp and 287 wtorque on a mustang dyno at 4200feet in elevation.

There's a bit of a consensus on the e90 forums about the hard breakin method producing better power numbers.

If you want I can give you my break in methods.
Funny you mention that. A friend of mine is into Mustangs (hey, to each his own, right?). He's always told me of an '85 GT that he beat the bag out of from the moment he drove it off the lot. Said it was faster than any of his other friend's 'stangs at the time. The difference was pretty dramatic, apparently. They all swore he had a hot cam in it at least, but it was bone stock. It got stolen eventually, and he replaced it with an '86 GT which he broke in according to factory recommendations. Says it was an outright dog compared with the '85. I'm sure production tolerances are all over the place on those things, but it goes to show that there just might be something to it.
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      07-06-2007, 01:19 PM   #12
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I also went full throttle on the first miles.
The car went like hell.

I think I will keep it that way with the 135i, full throttle from the start...as long as the oil aso. is hot theres no problem.
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      07-07-2007, 07:12 AM   #13
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The local motorcycling roads, plenty of throttle, braking and gear changes
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      07-07-2007, 08:09 AM   #14
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Hey,,,What kind of deal exactly is going on with the Euro pickup these days?

Gotta' link?

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      07-11-2007, 02:20 PM   #15
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I'm planning on taking delivery in Spartanburg. So first stop, a couple runs on the Tail of the Dragon
:thumbup: PDC in Spartanburg and then on to Tail of the Dragon with the top down! (waiting for cabrio).

Century BMW (greenville) is a few minutes from the PDC. You could probably make an appointment with them to get any DIOs put on before heading back (3M, tint, etc.).
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      07-13-2007, 01:27 PM   #16
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I'll be doing euro delivery so it's first miles will be on the Autobahn =)

I break cars in the hard way, get the temps up and seat the rings. I am generally gentle on the clutch for the first thousand but that's about it. Vary the RPM's and drive it like normal
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      07-13-2007, 02:07 PM   #17
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I would be so nervous to beat the hell out of my brand new engine out the gate. Granted I'm no grandpa on the road, but I have to look more into this. I'd feel much better doing this on a 20k mustang than a 35,000 car.
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      07-13-2007, 06:04 PM   #18
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This is motorcycle specific but the general theory applies to cars as sell...take a look
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
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      08-08-2007, 07:35 AM   #19
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      08-08-2007, 08:54 AM   #20
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I'm gonna commute in it as a daily driver, and smoke billy bobs who think their 5 ton truck with a v8 and custom exhaust is fast (which i already do)
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      08-10-2007, 11:44 PM   #21
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This is motorcycle specific but the general theory applies to cars as sell...take a look
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
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I have to say that exact link is on every automotive forum...everyone beats the topic to death on every forum too whether or not the link is legit...and to pick some guy in a garages advice over technicians from major car manufacturers :iono::iono:

BTW on my 325i i did a really HARD break in and im unusually fast for a 325i...beating many other IDENTICAL ones... although that can be said to be other factors involved (driver, weight, etc.):iono:
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      08-12-2007, 09:46 AM   #22
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im thinking hard break in, but what about the turbos....not to familiar with the breakin method for those.....if it was n/a then i wouldnt think twice about the hard break in.....are the turbos broken in at the factory?
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