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    Running in a new 987s

    My sales professional said all new Porsches nowadays have been pre-run in by the factories so he has assured me that driving at even 4000 rpm during break in is fine as long as I don't go crazy on my car.

    I read the procedure manual in Asia only to find that it has two caveats, don't engage in motor racing activities and don't drive the engine at high speeds when car is cold. That was all. Any input?

    Finally, does anyone know if pre-mature wearing of the leather within the 2 years' period be a warranty claim item?

    Re: Running in a new 987s

    I don't think (not 100% sure) that the engines are 'run in' at the factory. They make too many of them for that to be economically possible! (Though I guess Porsche would bench-test the engines, this probably wouldn't be for the length recommended in the manual.)

    The run-in procedure in the manual varies from country to country, and different people choose to either follow it or to ignore it. So it really is up to you. I personally followed the break in procedure loosely - ie I upped my rev limit gradually as I got towards the 2000km.

    On the leather, I have no clue!

    Re: Running in a new 987s

    When a factory says that the engine had a factory break in, it means that only 5% of the "real" break in is really done , so be carefull at the beginning.Stick to the manual, even more if you live in a hot country where engine wear lots faster.

    Re: Running in a new 987s

    I think everyone will agree with me that
    "Warm it up, before going crazy on it!"

    Re: Running in a new 987s

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    wtsnet said:
    I don't think (not 100% sure) that the engines are 'run in' at the factory. They make too many of them for that to be economically possible! (Though I guess Porsche would bench-test the engines, this probably wouldn't be for the length recommended in the manual.)

    The run-in procedure in the manual varies from country to country, and different people choose to either follow it or to ignore it. So it really is up to you. I personally followed the break in procedure loosely - ie I upped my rev limit gradually as I got towards the 2000km.

    On the leather, I have no clue!



    You are right. The engines are only bench tested to make sure they don't leak coolant, oil, gases or fuel, and to check that torque output is within given parameters, which is not necessarily the same as measuring max power output. This bench test is meant to eliminate the risk of installing an engine which might have an assembly fault into a car, which would then have to be fixed later at great expense. It has nothing to do with breaking in the engine.

    Any signs of normal wear on leather resulting from use is just that: Wear and tear. It is not a warranty issue.
    It would be a different matter if the leather were to unduly lose color due to incorrect processing during manufacture, or stitching were to come undone without having been subjected to abuse, etc..

    Re: Running in a new 987s

    For Uk, its no more than 4100rpm for first 1800 miles, do not race the engine but also do not run at low revs in high gear either. After that increase the limit be 1000 revs every 500 miles.

    Remember you are also runnign in the gearbox at the same time - if you drive on the highway try a few minutes in 4th, then in 5th then in 6th gear to vary engine revs

     
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