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Running New Car In

nicks3 Sep 21, 2009

  1. nicks3

    nicks3 Member

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    The handbook says 1500 miles. What are your thoughts, its done 750 now but its getting painful holding it back!
     
  2. kkp0897

    kkp0897 Active Member

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    I know what you mean.. only done 300 miles myself! Book says 1500KM's, dealer said 1000 Miles. Choice is yours but I will go with 1000 miles.

    Patience mate!! ; )
     
  3. pcmanning

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    Loads of opinions on the net, but I went by the book. TBH, I suspect they are being cautious - the engines (I believe) are run in on the bench anyways? But the brakes, tyres etc, need a bit of time to bed in too (100 miles or so?) and expect other bits would like some gentle treatment from the outset.

    I did a little light playing in the running in period, but its only after that I've bounced it of the rev limter - darn thing can't do 60 in 2nd! (last car did just!)

    Paul
     
  4. aristides

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    What i never understood is why British people have to run them for 1000miles and europeans for 1000 km until they are ready :)

    Isn`t this like 350km more for you guys? I guess since the engines are the same, running them for 650miles would also be ok

    But if i were you i would go by the book
     
  5. nicks3

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    Aha! 1500km, not miles. Just read the book properly and after 1000km it can be gradually opened up to 1500km when it is run in fully. As I'm at 700 odd miles I will start to let it go a little more now, yippee!
     
  6. aristides

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    There ya go!

    I was wondering why these things were different

    Apparently they are not!!

    So give it a goooo! :)
     
  7. kkp0897

    kkp0897 Active Member

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    S3? - Pics?
     
  8. nicks3

    nicks3 Member

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    Will do.

    How many miles before remapping?
     
  9. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    Although not an S3, I didn't really run my engine in, didn't drive it any different than I usually would - and I had it remapped after 1,000 miles. So far, (10k miles later) no probs. But I do have a 3 year warranty if things turn ugly... :)
     
  10. zaeem

    zaeem Active Member

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    i chipped my s3 at 500km no stress i phoned my dealer askin him should i run my car in he told me 'ENJOY" SO I CHIPPED IT
     

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