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      06-14-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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Hey all,

So I am brand new to this and brand new to owning a BMW... I ordered a 335i coupe from the factory, and she is currently on the boat in transit to the US... I was wondering if ANYONE out there had gone through this process and if there was anything I should know...

ALSO... What's up with breaking this engine in? Are there rules I need to follow, or will she come ready for me to "drive"??

Thanks in advance for your help...
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      06-14-2011, 10:19 AM   #2
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      06-14-2011, 10:52 AM   #3
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      06-14-2011, 03:26 PM   #4
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You need to break in any car you drive. For most cars, that means, keep the engine RPM's below 4k for the first few thousand miles. I don't know what the manual says, but follow that.

You can still have a lot of fun in the curves---no need to red line the engine.

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      06-16-2011, 12:15 PM   #5

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you mean BRAND BRAND NEW, straight from the factory....?!! Nope, no idea what that's like.
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      06-16-2011, 01:09 PM   #6

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Natural deceleration under 5K RPM is good for break-in. To each is own but I did 1000 Km of break-in, changed the oil and took it to the track after that.
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