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

Forum - Thread

    Re: How many miles on your baby?

    I can't believe I am number one in the top !!! But also I was one of the first lucky owners of a pre-production 997

    10.000 miles or 16.000 kms from August 5, 2004 to March 11, 2005 but for one month the car was in service (a moron hit me in a parking lot when I was standing), so we are really talking about 5 months. I use my 997C2 on bad roads each day and I am proud of it (I am located in Romania - Eastern Europe).

    If any of you have any questions please fell free to ask.

    Re: How many miles on your baby?

    Fanch said:
    Dilinger said:
    haha does anybody thinks that the car reaches optimum performance after 5000 km?

    A high performance engine usually reaches optimum performance after about 10,000 km
    I couldn't believe it at first, but I was told by my mechanic at my dealer and comfirmed by a prod technician when I visited Zuffenhausen.

    My dealer said it even takes 30k km ...

    Re: How many miles on your baby?

    yes i m with you 100% Fanch
    i ve seen it in my 2 last cars
    As you quoted- i dont know if you got my post correctly- the "haha" was not aiming the following text "anybody thinks that car reaches top performance after 5000 km"

    My belive is that fter 5,000 km the engine is starting to become more flexible and not so tight as the beggining. After 10,000 many people with high experience believe that the engine reached full capabilities and potentials

    Re: How many miles on your baby?

    zurich i dont kow about the 30,000 man you i ve heard even 50,000!!! which is a little exagerating,
    but a modified engine i bought 3 years ago for a bmw tuned from schnitzer was used by a friend of mine who used to drive very very slow
    so my mechanic told me that his engine was "sleeping" and it had 40,000KM
    he said after i did 10,000 fast the engine would be more vivid with faster responses and better reactions.
    And i did not believe him back then but it actually happened after 55,000 km the car was feeling and was actually stronger so he was right, i believe here we have a similar case indeed the engine needs to "write" kilometers to reach full potential

    Re: How many miles on your baby?

    I agree that any engine need some miles before is starting to loosen up but the number of miles depends on the driver a lot. The first 3.000 miles are very important on a high performance car, the so called break-in period, but not only in terms of driving style but even more important on oil maintenance (especially on a Boxer engine).

    Re: How many miles on your baby?

    One of the USA magazines I think Road and Track recently tested a 997 S and came away with a 3.9 sec 0-60 time.

    They repeated the test over and over and kept coming up with 3.9 seconds. So they put the car on a dyno to test it's hp/ft.lbs. They wanted to make sure they weren't given a modified example for their tests. Sure enough the car spec'd out normal. They called a sister magazine and were told others were getting the same results.

    They concluded that the car they had been testing was faster because it was broken in. The car had 5000 miles on it.

    I concluded that that car not only had some miles on it but was also probably driven like it was stolen. It was obviously a test car and not babied.

    True Story.

    Re: How many miles on your baby?

    3800 miles on the 997S.

    Re: How many miles on your baby?

    838km ( 520miles ) in 1.5 days. Been wanting to post on this thread since it started. Feels Great ( for those still waiting ). Back to work Monday, but should double the miles by then!!



    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 11/18/18 10:43 PM
    403727 5190
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 11/20/18 11:03 AM
    320824 1975
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 11/19/18 8:56 AM
    272386 2970
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 11/7/18 2:43 PM
    211335 1077
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 11/15/18 6:23 PM
    191914 2674
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/20/18 8:44 AM
    123143 2423
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 11/15/18 12:15 PM
    32268 316
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    14046 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 6/18/18 8:51 PM
    13326 31
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    523402 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    483333 4254
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    278965 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 11/16/18 11:30 AM
    264054 2611
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    191539 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 11/20/18 9:12 AM
    Carlos from SpainM
    190030 1753
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 10/29/18 5:13 PM
    178884 3212
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    142737 757
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 11/20/18 9:26 AM
    142362 2244
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    128283 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    111641 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    106511 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 11/20/18 12:37 PM
    84977 1137
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 10/13/18 9:50 PM
    66637 672
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    57195 423
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    46677 477
    Others Tesla Roadster 11/14/18 12:48 PM
    43260 1395
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    42818 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 1/26/18 7:19 AM
    41262 597
    Lambo Aventador and SV 11/19/18 8:31 AM
    39322 472
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 11/14/18 11:25 AM
    39053 637
    283 items found, displaying 1 to 30.