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    Running in 997

    Just wondering how many of you out there have run in your 997 according to the manual of approx. 1800 miles. This seems quite high. Most cars i have had are approx 1000 miles. Interesting to know what most of you have done.

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    After 1000 miles I went for it. This is what the dealer said as well.

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    I followed the manual. It's frustrating though...but it's over now, I'm relieved.

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    Is it really bad for the engine if you don't run your porsche according to the manual during its first miles of its life?

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    I followed Porsche's rules too.
    It was hard to do it but I am not taking any chances with such an expensive car. Or to put it in a different way: waiting to fix an eventual problem will be even harder than waiting for the break-in period to finish

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    The rule won't be for nothing. Even for a Porsche nowadays you need some time to run in.

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    I know someone who went to factory in Germany to pick his 996 tubo s up and was telling me that he was doing 170mph on the autobahn on the way back to uk.

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    I ran mine in the same way I do with bikes and that is definitely the best way if you fancy performance over reliability.

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    just give it big licks straight away?

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    It's not only about breaking in the engine / piston rings. You also have to take it easy in the first 1000 miles so that the differential gears can wear- in together properly so they don't howl later on. I've ridden in friend's cars over the years with diff howling and they thought it was " just tire noise " .
    Porsche factors in potential warranty costs/ future owner complaints in their recommendations , too, probably.

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    CHAN8 said:
    just give it big licks straight away?



    If you want it to perform well

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    I haven't seen any mechanical justification for breaking it in slowly. My dealer's advice was to 'drive it like you stole it' and that's what I did. And to tell you the truth, it feels like a 3.9sec 0-60 machine now...

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    CHAN8 said:
    Just wondering how many of you out there have run in your 997 according to the manual of approx. 1800 miles. This seems quite high. Most cars i have had are approx 1000 miles. Interesting to know what most of you have done.



    Followed the manual to the letter on break-in. Wouldn't do it any other way.

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    So there we have it, two camps firmly in the opposite ends of the park. There is no right answer until you see reports of all of us who have thrashed it straight off having breakdowns

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    This has been discussed many times because it is an important issue to most of us. If you do a search, you'll find the same variety of opinions and nobody knows for sure what's ideal. I have a friend who picked up a 911 at the factory and became close to the guy who showed him around...basically he said their market research indicated that most owners followed the break-in requirements for about half of the recommended time (my 996 turbo said 1,000 miles which was forever); therefore, 2k miles on the current cars. More importantly, not to lug the car at low rpms and most importantly, let it reach operating temp. before lugging or high rpm, also varying the rpm, etc. There's nothing magical about 2k miles and the break-in is probably linear. I was very careful with my 997s initially and around 1k miles took it over 5,000 rpm occasionaly and waited for 2k miles to redline it. I'm sure the engineers know best but it sure is hard to wait.

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    Porsche factory probably completed the initial break-in on dyno and then test run the car on track before they ship the cars to dealers. Check this out and see what you guys think.
    http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

    Running it on a dyno is not same as REALLY running it

    At the factory they run it hard on a bench but that's not the same as running it while pulling the car around with it....

    There are already reports on this board of a guy who said he redlined it straight out of the dealership at "every shift" and now has a blown engine.. could be conincidence, but what purpose does putting a break in period in the manual do if in fact it is not really necessary?

    Re: Running in ...an Audi ?

    Apologies for posting this on this forum but it seemed the least unconnected page.

    This lunchtime, I was walking along a busy road and I saw 2 brand new Audis. One was a TT Coupe and the other was an A3. The only noteworthy aspects were that one had transit plates whereas the other had no licence plates at all and still had large white stickers on various body panels used during transit.

    What left me open-jawed was the way they were being driven. Both were being driven dragster-like from one traffic light to the next at very high revs. Why would drivers employed by a dealer treat brand new cars like this in their early miles? The only dealer in the area is Docklands Audi. They have some explaining to do if you ask me...

     
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