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      09-12-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
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M3 engine break-in

I just got the E93 BMW M3 Conv and have a dilemma with the break-in procedure.
The manual says not to exceed 5500 rpm and 106 mph for the first 1200 miles. Now I read elsewhere that if I push it hard early I will end up with a better performing engine as the mechanics sets in place and gets tailored to the way it's driven early on. This performance would be to the expense of health/longevity which is probably what BMW aims for.

Any thoughts or comments on that? How would you break it in?
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I just got the E93 BMW M3 Conv and have a dilemma with the break-in procedure.
The manual says not to exceed 5500 rpm and 106 mph for the first 1200 miles. Now I read elsewhere that if I push it hard early I will end up with a better performing engine as the mechanics sets in place and gets tailored to the way it's driven early on. This performance would be to the expense of health/longevity which is probably what BMW aims for.

Any thoughts or comments on that? How would you break it in?
Thanks
The search button is your friend man. There has been millions of threads abt this topic.
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Ah my bad, I posted on impulsion didn't look hard enough now I see some good posts!
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