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      07-14-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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Top speed possible on ED with break-in restrictions honored?

Doing ED first week of August for our e93 M3

What will my RPM restriction be for break-in period?

Is this for transmission, engine, or both?

What top speed will I be able to attain at this RPM restriction?

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      07-14-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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there is a speed restriction as well. I think its 105mph for first 1200 miles. also no revving above 5500rpm and no full throttle. there is a second set of restrictions up to 3000 miles. it will be posted on a nice little sticker inside your windshield when you pick it up. break-in restrictions apply to all of the components of the car as they work together.

search and you will see many many opinions on this. i break in my cars in a very specific manner. no problems whatsoever. since i live in germany i can tell you all about break in over here. just pm me.

good luck, congrats, enjoy in good health, and only pass on the left! Watch your mirrors before getting in the left lane btw.
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      07-14-2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks! 105mph? Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I don't know if this thread is serious? The only restriction on RPM would be from your foot, you can baby it or drive it like you stole it that's your choice.. I'd go with the latter, but hey that's just me
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I don't know if this thread is serious? The only restriction on RPM would be from your foot, you can baby it or drive it like you stole it that's your choice.. I'd go with the latter, but hey that's just me
I am reckoning you ignored the sticker on your windshield.
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I'm doing my ED next week...the sticker will be ignored
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I am reckoning you ignored the sticker on your windshield.
Didn't have a sticker on the windshield

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I'm doing my ED next week...the sticker will be ignored
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      07-14-2011, 09:43 PM   #8
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1200 mi / 100mph = 12 hrs

So break it in a day, get the service done, and then have at it for the rest of your trip. Problem solved. Maybe a little aggressive but if I were doing ED I would plan for something like this. I think it would make a pretty cool beginning to an ED journal too.
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I thought it was 5500rpm and 110 mph. I could be wrong. That is what I did for the first 1200 miles during our ED this past March. After the 1200 mile service WOT
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105mph? Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wonder if they have Whaaaaaaaaaaambulances in Germany. lol.
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I did ED last week. I was advised to keep the revs below 4500 and the speed at or below 100 mph. However, I was also told that the occasional burst of speed is perfectly acceptable and that I should "have fun and enjoy the German roads."

YMMV
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I did 5500rpm and was doing about 130 I'm on Ed and I was in 7 th gear .as long as your driving in manual mode the rpm's won't go over 5500
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I did 5500rpm and was doing about 130 I'm on Ed and I was in 7 th gear .as long as your driving in manual mode the rpm's won't go over 5500
The thing is, the break-in procedure specifies both a top speed limit and an RPM limit (as specified earlier in this thread).
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      07-15-2011, 09:05 AM   #14
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Top speed restriction may have more to do with slowing down from high speed than actually traveling at it.
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Yup. Manual is very clear. No more than 4500 RPM and no faster than 100 MPH for up to 1200 miles. If you want the best motor you can have for years down the road this is the right thing to do. If you plan on dumping the car to some poor schmuck in three years do what ever you want (exactly why I didn't buy this car used).
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5500 and 105ish. I mostly followed it but the Ring made me a very bad boy.
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One of my gf's and I were doing burnouts and launches in her 2011 msport 335 with 6 miles on it....idk what the moral of that story was lol...If the M or the 335 were my car i would of followed the break in guidelines..but thats just me
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I did ED last week. I was advised to keep the revs below 4500 and the speed at or below 100 mph. However, I was also told that the occasional burst of speed is perfectly acceptable and that I should "have fun and enjoy the German roads."

YMMV
I had a similar experience when I lived in Germany and took mine in for service. The gal behind the desk says (in German accented English) that I had exceeded the recommended speed and rpm a number of times. I smiled and was like "I couldn't help myself!". She laughed and said "yaaa dis happens all da time. It is no problem"

So...I'm sure the break in guidelines have merit, but at least in Germany, they didn't seem to get too upset over not strictly following it.
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For me the RPM restrictions is more important than the speed. You can reach 120 mph under 5500RPM. Vary your RPM but not to exceed the stated break-in max.
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