Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 - 997 Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    What is the proper break-in procedure??

    i know that i should keep it under 4k rpm and vary the rpm alot. i've read that the 1st oil change or service is not till 20000 miles but that sounds awfully long. so i m just curious what did you all do during your break-ins. please share.

    Re: What is the proper break-in procedure??

    Welcome to the forum, Aristal! I just followed the manual to the letter. Patience is a virtue, right?

    Re: What is the proper break-in procedure??

    thanks Holminator. i am still waiting for the car to get here, but i am just reading up in the meanwhile so i can be ready to go where the car arrives. i've downloaded a copy of the owner's manual in pdf form but can't seem to find where it says anything about break-in or maintenance schedule. care to give me the page number?? thanks in advance.

    Re: What is the proper break-in procedure??

    Page 16.

    Re: What is the proper break-in procedure??

    Quote:
    aristal said:
    thanks Holminator. i am still waiting for the car to get here, but i am just reading up in the meanwhile so i can be ready to go where the car arrives. i've downloaded a copy of the owner's manual in pdf form but can't seem to find where it says anything about break-in or maintenance schedule. care to give me the page number?? thanks in advance.



    Here it is:

    Break in hints for the first
    2,000 miles/3,000 kilometers
    The following tips will be helpful in obtaining optimum
    performance from your new Porsche.
    Despite the most modern, high-precision manufacturing
    methods, it cannot be completely avoided
    that the moving parts have to wear in with each
    other. This wearing-in occurs mainly in the first
    2,000 miles/3,000 km.
    Therefore:
    f Preferably take longer trips.
    f Avoid frequent cold starts with short-distance
    driving whenever possible.
    f Avoid full throttle starts and abrupt stops.
    f Do not exceed maximum engine speed of
    4,200 rpm (revolutions per minute).
    f Do not run a cold engine at high rpm either in
    Neutral or in gear.
    f Do not let the engine labor, especially when
    driving uphill. Shift to the next lower gear in
    time (use the most favorable rpm range).
    f Never lug the engine in high gear at low
    speeds. This rule applies at all times, not just
    during the break-in period.
    f Do not participate in motor racing events,
    sports driving schools, etc. during the first
    2,000 miles/3,000 kilometers.
    There may be a slight stiffness in the steering,
    gear-shifting or other controls during the break-in
    period which will gradually disappear.

    Phil

    Re: What is the proper break-in procedure??

    never heard the verb "to lug" before.

    I lug, we lug, you lug...

    What is lug ???

    Re: What is the proper break-in procedure??

    thank you all for the help. so when did you guys do your very first oil-change?? 20k miles or right after break-in period is over or even sooner??

    Re: What is the proper break-in procedure??

    I've been meaning to post about this, but in my manual, which may be the same as the UK version, there are far fewer constraints than the US version... There is no mention of keeping the revs below 4200rpm for instance. The manuals at home and I'm at work...but I'll scan and post when I get home....

    BTW Aristal,I did the same as you, dnloaded the manual etc, in prepn for delivery of the car. I took a week off and we took a few day trips. It was a great week. Next time(?) we might do the factory/tourist delivery thing and drive around Eurpoe

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 11/15/18 10:20 AM
    TB993tt
    402632 5188
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 11/17/18 12:03 AM
    Pilot
    320249 1966
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 11/17/18 8:30 AM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    268540 2960
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 11/7/18 2:43 PM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    211143 1077
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 11/15/18 6:23 PM
    BONES
    190587 2674
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/17/18 2:57 PM
    ZahirD
    121512 2404
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 11/15/18 12:15 PM
    RCA
    32061 316
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    throt
    13981 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 6/18/18 8:51 PM
    Monkey
    13279 31
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    Kimi
    522680 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    KresoF1
    483214 4254
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    RCA
    278568 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 11/16/18 11:30 AM
    RCA
    263566 2611
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    RCA
    191439 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 11/17/18 4:47 AM
    koko
    189324 1738
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 10/29/18 5:13 PM
    reginos
    178589 3212
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    142680 757
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 11/1/18 6:13 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    141753 2234
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    Wonderbar
    128191 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    111584 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    106454 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 11/17/18 4:38 PM
    reginos
    84204 1126
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 10/13/18 9:50 PM
    RCA
    66571 672
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    57162 423
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    bluelines
    46618 477
    Others Tesla Roadster 11/14/18 12:48 PM
    lukestern
    43076 1395
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    42802 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 1/26/18 7:19 AM
    GoHardGT3RS
    41238 597
    Lambo Aventador and SV 11/16/18 9:46 PM
    Topspeed
    39146 471
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 11/14/18 11:25 AM
    RCA
    39015 637
    284 items found, displaying 1 to 30.