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Old 31st March 2010, 14:25   #1
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Default New Car Run-in period - Aggressive or By the manual?

Just took delivery of my A4 2.0 TFSI yesterday night :-)

Very curious about the run-in/break-in practices of our forum members - An Engineer friend of mine recommends just ripping though the engine at all speeds & gears without redlining for the first 1k. Another who recently bought the C says just go slow and you will be fine.

Aggressive Vs Passive - Which one did you guys adopt? More importantly, which works better?

I've also read that a lot of the guys here who are having Oil issues on their new Turbo cars could be due to a Passive break-in? Any thoughts?
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Search and ye shall find...

Congrats on your A4

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Sedate. Baby her for the first 1k mark. Gradually work her up.
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congratulation on your car bhai , i agree with sachin. take care of your car , in turn she will take care of you.
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Well, i think a bit of both should do the trick. Normal driving with short bursts of acc.

When we bought the OHC VTEC back in 2001, i didn't know anything about cars. The first thing i did when i exited the showroom was redline the first 2 gears. I did 195kmph with just 500kms on the odo. But on other days my mom would drive it below 3000rpm.

Then when i learnt about engine run in, i thought my engine would just fall apart. But even after 71K kms and 8.5 years, it still feels tight and powerful.

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Originally Posted by amitoj View Post

Heres one more : How to decide on break-in / running-in period?

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