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    Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

    Think we will be allowed to use the Chrono before breaking in the engine?

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

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    BD 997 said:
    Think we will be allowed to use the Chrono before breaking in the engine?



    Sure, just so long as you pull off the throttle at 4,000rpm's.

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

    thats not gonna be easy

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

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    BD 997 said:
    Think we will be allowed to use the Chrono before breaking in the engine?



    No of course not. Strictly forbidden. Violates warranty. Press it once before engine is properly run-in and you might as well throw the car away...

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

    I have used my Sport Chrono PSE from day 1 in UK. When you consider what they do to the engines at the factory I am amazed by the running in rituals in the US.

    How can it invalidate a warranty to use a standard feature of the car??

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    Whats RC's take on this matter?

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

    what a question......

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

    Logic would mirror Turbo Al's response. Nothing less, nothing more.

    When I picked my Carrera S up at the factory

    My Porsche delivery speicalist told me to drive it as it was meant to be driven, not to worry. So I did. Got it back to the states and no problems and no oil issues. I don' think they do anything special for the Euro delivery cars.

    Re: When I picked my Carrera S up at the factory

    Eeeh... my post was ironic. I guess the original question was meant to be ironic too?

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

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    BD 997 said:
    Whats RC's take on this matter?



    Has anyone ever heard of ADD? I wonder

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

    I have heard you should brake in any engine in the same manner you will be using it, with out extreme abuse. Just look at racing engines they race them as soon as they build them. correct me if i am wrong.

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    rhino said:
    I have heard you should brake in any engine in the same manner you will be using it, with out extreme abuse. Just look at racing engines they race them as soon as they build them. correct me if i am wrong.



    You are right, of course. But you forgot to add that racing engines are very frequently overhauled. In the higher racing classes, after each race.

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

    rhino, is right i will drive hard from the box.

    Re: When I picked my Carrera S up at the factory

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    bluelines said:
    Eeeh... my post was ironic. I guess the original question was meant to be ironic too?



    Yes,

    I was being ironic/facetious/sarcastic, as well. Here in the USA, Porsche advises us to keep rpm's under 4,000 for the first 2,000 miles of break-in, and last summer we all had a contentious debate on whether to adhere to that "to the letter."

    I wonder if Porsche will modify that recommendation this time around, so we all will sleep better at night knowing we're not shortening the longevity of the engine on the new 997TT by hitting the overboost for the first 2,000 miles. I suppose if Porsche sticks to the same advisory this time 'round, if one wants to be a "strict constructionist" with the Porsche 997TT owner's manual, he'll have to keep the overboost turned off during the break-in.

    Re: When I picked my Carrera S up at the factory

    Haha, yes that thread from last year is priceless. All hobby-racers' theories about how you really break-in a Porsche engine. The car comes with a manual, the manual states how to break-in the car, yet most people seem to believe that not following the manual is the best way for break-in... "For the first 3000 km only drive in first gear, during fullmoon nights and wearing a Santa Claus beard".

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    stradman said:
    Quote:
    BD 997 said:
    Whats RC's take on this matter?



    Has anyone ever heard of ADD? I wonder


    very informative post you [censored]...

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

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    BD 997 said:
    Quote:
    stradman said:
    Quote:
    BD 997 said:
    Whats RC's take on this matter?



    Has anyone ever heard of ADD? I wonder


    very informative post you [censored]...



    I think the point is that you asked a dumb question followed by an even better "maybe we should ask the teacher if I am right", beauty? What grade are you in again??

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

    anyways...so whats the final verdict?

    Re: When I picked my Carrera S up at the factory

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    bluelines said:
    "For the first 3000 km only drive in first gear, during fullmoon nights and wearing a Santa Claus beard".



    I like this solution...
    Though it will be tough to eat ice cream in the car without getting it on my beard.

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

    I went to Porsche's workshop after 750 miles for oil top-up. The workshop manager drove my 997 C2S for about 20 minutes to identify rattles and other minor issues. He said: "breakin is over. Now you have to push the car hard. It was designed to be driven hard."

    I now push it more often, but after a good warmp up. Just make sure that you have enough oil (takes 5 minutes to test when ignition in the middle).

    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

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    BD 997 said:
    anyways...so whats the final verdict?



    Mate, are you serious? How about the following novel idea: The break-in will be the same as for all other Porsche engines. Don't rev above x rpm the first y km. If you have Sport Chrono pressed, sunroof open or cupholders engaged will not matter...

    In the end it probably does not matter how you break-in, but for some pretty funky theories please refer to the break-in thread on the 997 Forum.


    Re: Using Sport Chrono Before Proper Breakin?

    thanks.

    Re: When I picked my Carrera S up at the factory

    I remember thinking that at the beginning. If break-in recommendations are really to be taken very seriously they should be formal warnings against excessive use of SC during break in.

    So since there's no restrictions on SC use during breakin I gotta think breakin recommedations are merely suggestions.

    Also, has anybody heard of a car which lost warrenty coverage because somebody refused to follow breakin recommedations?

    All this tends to suggest Porsche's breakin reccomendations are needlessly conservative. I.e. yeah maybe for the first 500 miles keep RPMs varied and low, but not for 2000!

    Re: When I picked my Carrera S up at the factory

    Again, baseless speculation. I'll break-in the motor like the manual reads, unless, someone has irrefutable facts to support their theory.

     
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