Bah...Redline it at every stop :devil:Agent_Chen said:Avoid rapid acceleration i.e. flooring it once the light turns green. Also, avoid revving the engine over 4500RPM and sudden braking. After 750 miles break in period will be over, but I wouldn't do anything crazy until the car 2k miles since everything is still new.
Joe - I am familiar with urban legends, and trust me that is not one of them. I have rebuilt engines with my uncle who has a great deal of experience in this matter (over 25 years).JoeB18R said:"- Having said that - make sure you do vary the speed of the engine - if it is wearing a groove into a seal you'll accelerate that by driving at a steady speed. "
This is an urban myth. Trust me; I worked in the service department at a BMW dealership for 3 years. I know what’s bunk and what’s not, and what the dealers tell you to do but you don’t need to do, it’s just for them to make extra money off of you.
What I listed before is standard operating procedure for all new BMWs. If you think the TSX is made so well that it doesn’t need to be broken in, in the same manner, I’m afraid you are wrong.
Like I said, you really should change the oil after the first 1000K miles. After that you are good for every 5K miles between changes. In fact, if you don’t race your car, and use full synthetic you only need to change the oil every 7500 miles. Just don’t cheap out on the oil filter, that’s a nono.
I drove mine from NC to NJ on day 2 of ownership. It has yet to explode (incidentally, I did baby it but tried to vary engine speed some).offset_98 said:Crap...I'm picking my car up Saturday in Chicago and driving it strait through to Las Vegas on Saturday night - Sunday. I have no choice really. Any suggestions on that?
Ummm - It sure looks like you told him to use synthetic at the 1st change. I have been told that synthetic motor oil should not be added until about 10K, atleast this is the word for a Cummins Turbo Diesel. You need to allow the rings to seat using non synthetic oil.JoeB18R said:Also if it’s a brand new engine, you will want to change the oil and add some full synthetic or whatever you are going to be using since they put a special break-in mineral oil at the factory.
I figure that's what I'll do. Speed limits get progressivly higher as you head west so I suppose I can *try* to drive the speed limit going 55-65-70-75 by then I'll have over 1000 miles on it when I hit west of Denver...80...85? 90? Probably not.jcg878 said:I drove mine from NC to NJ on day 2 of ownership. It has yet to explode (incidentally, I did baby it but tried to vary engine speed some).
Did you get Navi? You can use the Points of Interest feature and find places to pit stop and let your car cool down from time to time ;-Poffset_98 said:I figure that's what I'll do. Speed limits get progressivly higher as you head west so I suppose I can *try* to drive the speed limit going 55-65-70-75 by then I'll have over 1000 miles on it when I hit west of Denver...80...85? 90? Probably not.