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      08-24-2007, 12:46 PM   #23
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I thought I'd break mine in with a hot blonde in a short skirt on my lap in the front seat!!

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      08-24-2007, 01:50 PM   #24
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Out of the last 4 new BMWs I've bought (since 1996), I followed BMW's break-in instructions to a T with 3 of them. The 4th, I only made it 200 miles before giving up, and not caring about the recommendations. That car went through a quart of oil every 3k-4k miles. The others never needed any oil, other than with oil changes.

That's my personal, non-scientific, 1st hand experience.
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      08-26-2007, 08:11 PM   #25
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I break my cars in hard. At the extreme I had my Type R Integra on an autox track within 1 week of buying it, temp tags and all. Ran it weekly all the rest of the season, and took it to a road course multiple times that first summer. I ran the heck out of that thing, and was rewarded with a VERY strong engine, which incidentally burned no appreciable amount of oil at all. Even on road circuits!

I don't keep cars for 200,000 miles, so for me, a little extra power is perhaps worth a little less life. YMMV, and all that
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Drive normally. :iono:
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      08-27-2007, 07:57 AM   #27
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^+1 ED & the Ring, for sure :biggrin:
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      08-27-2007, 11:21 AM   #28
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^+1 ED & the Ring, for sure :biggrin:
That gives new meaning to the term "Hard Break In", but it sure sounds like fun. :biggrin:
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      08-27-2007, 01:29 PM   #29
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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.
I think much the same way.
I'll vary rpm's and kick it no higher than 3500-4k for about 1000 miles. That's a month's worth of driving for me. Shouldn't be too hard to wait....
then I'm taking it on a stretch of road I know and drive the hell out of it.

BMW says don't change the oil until you get a 00000 readout on the dash, but I'll change it at 3,000. The other thing I
won't do is wash it or wax it for a month or so (except to wipe bird s--- off)
to let the paint cure ultra-hard. Some say that's overdoing it...I don't think so.
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      08-27-2007, 09:15 PM   #30
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I thought I'd break mine in with a hot blonde in a short skirt on my lap in the front seat!!

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+1

except mine is a 5'1, 98 lbs Japanes hottie with fake tits...
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      08-30-2007, 01:46 AM   #31
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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 you stole it.
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Exactly the right way to do it. Easy on the clutch for about 1-1.5k miles. Cycle it: take it to 3k rpm, engine break to 1k, up to 4k, down to 2k, up to 5k, down to 3k, etc. If you can, find hills to engine break down and up. Show that motor where its new home is.

However i am unsure as to how bmw breaks their motors in. So i don't know if seating the rings is necessary. I know Porsche has its own procedure. Engine builders say to break in with dino oil but Porsche does it with synthetic. It seems the conflict is with manufactures vs. engine builders.
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