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    Break In

    In general how do others that actually have 997Turbos handle the break in. The manual says don't rev over 4200rpm for 2000 miles. Can Sport mode be activated (for over boost)? Can one run past 4200rpm without damage if not done often?

    TIA,

    Mike

    Re: Break In

    I personally on all my Porsches from 928's to 911 Turbos, I drove rather in a civilized manner up to the 1st 1000 miles and after that I opened it up, even red lined for a short period. Did not by any means beat the car but opened it up. Changed the oil at 1500 miles and went for it after that.

    Re: Break In

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    mawyatt said:
    In general how do others that actually have 997Turbos handle the break in. The manual says don't rev over 4200rpm for 2000 miles. Can Sport mode be activated (for over boost)? Can one run past 4200rpm without damage if not done often?

    TIA,

    Mike



    I respect everyone's opinions on the matter, but, I'll say it again, unless there is irrefutable data to support another theory, I'll take the manufacturer's suggested break in advice. Otherwise, it's just speculation. Additionally, anyone buying the car later would like to know (if the seller has integrity) that it was broke in according to the manual.
    As far as oil changes, I did mine at 900 miles, it certainly doesn't hurt anything, but your wallet and I'm okay with that. The piece of mind and the likelyhood that it rids some contaminants is the benefit.
    Regarding sport mode, use it. Overboost isn't available unless the accelerator is floored. I just wouldn't floor it until after break in (2000 miles.)
    Find a middle ground. Don't baby it, vary the throttle and use the gears. Load the engine somewhat, but never lug the engine.
    Good luck.

    Re: Break In

    drive it like you stole it.

    Re: Break In

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    rick s. said:
    drive it like you stole it.


    I second that!
    Just make sure you warm up, don't rape the brakes, clutch, gearbox for the first 300 miles or so and also cool down. Apart from that just go for it! like you stole it. It'll be faster than the average tt that has been babied by owners that followed the manual. Manual is covering all sort of first time drivers including those that never had anything as fast as a 997tt..

     
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