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Facelift Engine run in?

Masslob Oct 5, 2018

  1. Masslob

    Masslob Active Member

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    So finally got my blue ballistic missile and happy as can be. :)

    Now my question...a friend has a new m2 and has to run the engine for a 1000 odd miles and then get the oil changed to unlock the engine.

    Now do we have to do something similar in the rs3. Eg run in the engine for a 1000 miles before it begins to open up?
     
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  3. Dean87

    Dean87 New Member

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    Give it hell! once everything has warmed up of course
     
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  4. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    I gave it 300 it’s miles it varied revs all below say 4,000... then give it some after that, whether it makes that much difference your guess is as good as mine haha
     
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  5. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team V6 Audi RS4

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    Agreed give it death at 80 degrees!

    TX.

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  6. Masslob

    Masslob Active Member

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    So the engine is more dependent on temperature than the amount of miles it's done?
     
  7. jaysrs4

    jaysrs4 Active Member

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    Engine is all about temperature. As long as the oil is 80-85 degs thats go,go time!
     
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  8. cjm999

    cjm999 2017 RS3, Ara Blue Sportback

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    Just out of interest, what damage can be done if you don't let the engine warm up before flooring it?
     
  9. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    Others better placed to answer, but oil when warm stops friction, so I'd imagine it wouldn't be good for an engine to be thrashed when cold. On the odd occasion when you have to put your foot down when an engines cold (from roundabouts or to avoid accidents etc!) the car never feels too happy or smooth.
     
  10. royalsteve68

    royalsteve68 Well-Known Member TeamMisano Team Ara Blue Audi S3 Audi RS3

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    I ran mine in for the first 1000 miles and changed oil at about 5000 miles. In the manual pretty sure it says 1500 kilometres. Thrashing a new engine from new is daft imo. I always let my engine hit at least 90c before any hard acceleration too
     
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  11. royalsteve68

    royalsteve68 Well-Known Member TeamMisano Team Ara Blue Audi S3 Audi RS3

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    Massive, everything from blown head, turbo, etc
     
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  13. jaysrs4

    jaysrs4 Active Member

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    It won’t let you anyway, there’s an RPM limiter built in to mitigate such abuse.

    If allowed, such regular behaviour would finally do main bearings, big ends, small ends, resulting in piston slap, knocking and bore scoring and blow by. If turbo charged, usually turbo bearings, seals then bearing failure.

    Generally the answer to your question is, you’d destroy your engine.
     
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