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Offline mog

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Running in new car
« on: November 07, 2017, 10:40:07 pm »
What are peoples views on this.....drive it like you stole it from day one, HP gains but long term issues or gently does it for 1k miles for long term life but boring. I dont do many miles and dont keep cars for long.....I know I have answered my own question but am interested in other opinions.


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    Offline Jenko

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    Re: Running in new car
    « Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 10:59:55 am »
    Don't drive it like you stole it from day one.......I'm pretty sure there are guidelines from Abarth based on rev limits, that really should be followed.

    Offline FLP

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    Re: Running in new car
    « Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 11:49:31 am »
    I asked this when I picked up my car last March, they said no run in period was needed, just (as always!) let the car get up to working temps and drive like you want to drive.

    But you are going to find different opinions on this until the end of the earth :D
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    Offline 137699

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    Re: Running in new car
    « Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 10:37:25 am »
    If you want maximum power, maximum efficiency and minimum oil consumption, drive it like you stole it from the off.

    Engines are pre-run-in in the factory already. If you give it an easy life you risk glazing the bores.

    Offline Llandudnoboy

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    Re: Running in new car
    « Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 12:14:01 pm »
    A brand new engine, with delivery single miles on its clock, needs bedding in.
    A new engine is still tight, after manufacture, and even though there is little likely hood of damaging the unit, it still makes sense to drive gently for the first few thousand miles.

    Every new car ive owned, ive treated them the same way, and have never had any serious mechanical issues in the many years ive been driving.

    There's nothing boring about gently bedding in the internal components of your new engine, especially one as highly tuned as the Abarth.

    Offline Bungleaio

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    Re: Running in new car
    « Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 08:59:41 pm »
    Interestingly there is no advice in the manual about engine break in.

    Offline GTMartin

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    Re: Running in new car
    « Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 10:09:14 am »
    Other components also need to bed in such as gearbox brakes and tyres.

    Offline zei20t

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    Re: Running in new car
    « Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 03:23:53 am »
    drive it easy up to temperature, then don't overrev or underrev the engine till around 1000miles. after that, I generally change the oil and filter - which never hurts

    don't sit at one RPM for a long time, like on the highway, keep the revs moving where possible.

    there is nothing in the manual about this because they only need the engine to last the warranty period, then it becomes an owner problem.