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    'Running In'

    In the past I've bought used cars, but this time round both the wife and myself have took the plunge and ordered new (Polo 1.4SEL / S4)

    How long would you suggest running a car in for? First 1000 miles, or more?

    James

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    None, have a quick look at this at video (go to around 7 minutes in) The R8 engine also goes under similar testing at the factory.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3enQ2Qk70Q&feature=fvw

    R8 Engine around 2mi in.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVx161PxnY8

    Unless your going to keep the car for ever & ever, just use it as normal.
    Last edited by B5NUT; 11th July 2010 at 22:08.

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    I heard a rumour that "S" engines come run in from the factory, but i am not sure that is correct.

    I did my usual trick of a nice and slow 500 miles then slowly built it up until around 1000 miles.

 

 

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