View Full Version : Breaking in...

02-27-2004, 12:20 PM
What's the general consensus on how to break in my new 3 (picking up tonight, assuming it gets off the truck...)? How long, how hard, how soft, etc...

02-27-2004, 12:44 PM
burn rubber off the lot dude.....

nah man jk i dont know if its changed but they told me to take it easy for 1000 miles and then to get the oil changed at the 1000 mile mark.

02-27-2004, 12:45 PM
bye the way welcome to the best forum of all.....

02-27-2004, 12:57 PM
They should tell you at the dealer... they told me don't rev over 4000 rpm for the first I think 700 miles, then I'd be good after that.

02-27-2004, 02:20 PM
Thanks all... just found out from the dealer that the car i put a deposit on had already been delivered and sold by the time i got there - stupid bastards... now i'll be waiting for awhile till another rolls off the truck...

02-28-2004, 05:39 AM

Well a proper break in is to keep the revs uner 400 for the first 1000km, then be nice to it for the first 5000. after that giv'er hell!