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  • Breaking her in...

    That sounds so wrong!

    How many miles did everyone do to break their cars in? Im thinkin of just driving to Birmingham from Leeds gently then havin some fun on the way home

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    someone 0, but me something about 1300 miles... as somebody here say can be from 500-1500 miles...
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    • #3
      i didnt rev above 4k for the first maybe 300 miles. then when i did take it up2 6.5k, i did it as a steady (not foot to the floor) way.

      some say you dont need to break it in but i wasnt going to risk it after spending lots of my pennies

      i do know if you thrash cars once broken in it seems to make them alot more livly than a granny driven one, imo at least.

      oil change at 1k!

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      • #4
        didn't go above 4.5 revs for 800 miles, then after slowly started to increase acceleration.

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        • #5
          Treat her gentley just remember the first time will be painful for her if you treat her rough

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          • #6
            Beg your pardon!

            You need you mouth washed out with soap
            Corsa Has Left The Building

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            • #7
              What your car will blow up if you don't treat her gentley at first..

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              • #8
                I waited until 1000 miles.But have had to do this twice as I had to have a new engine after 4000 miles.

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                • #9
                  100 MILES and no problems u dont need to run in.i have had many new cars all been ok..

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                  • #10
                    Cheers peeps, shes just arrived so I'm off to do some trundling :-)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by l.kelly View Post
                      100 MILES and no problems u dont need to run in.i have had many new cars all been ok..
                      would you say the car drives better if u run it in for less time and open it out more, say within the 1st 1000 miles??

                      or will it run better to give it stick after 1000 miles??
                      cheers
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                      • #12
                        As long as you dont thrash the living daylights out of it you should be ok to have a bit of fun, but remember the brakes may need a bit of bedding in.
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                        • #13
                          The best way is to run her in gently for the first 1000 miles, change the oil and then gently increase the revs. Treat her like a woman - i.e. treat her gently and carefully and she will give you good service, treat her rough and she will play you up.
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                          • #14
                            Oh and by the way thier not all she's... mines a he, much stronger, known fact
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by miniman View Post
                              Oh and by the way thier not all she's... mines a he, much stronger, known fact
                              I bet yours is a she when misbehaving
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