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      11-29-2007, 03:05 PM   #1
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Is it OK to punish the car after 2,000 Kms?

Is it ok to punish the M3 between 2,000 and 5,000 Kms. or I should wait after the 5,000 Kms? I don't want to damage this amazing engine.
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      11-29-2007, 03:07 PM   #2
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Is it ok to punish the M3 between 2,000 and 5,000 Kms. or I should wait after the 5,000 Kms? I don't want to damage this amazing engine.
I would say work it up to higher revs gradually over that time. Let it see 6000 a few times starting at 2000km, then bring up to 6500 here or there, then later bring it up to 7000 and so on. By the time you get to 5000 kms you should have flashed it up to 8300 rpm a couple times.
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      11-29-2007, 03:11 PM   #3
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I would say work it up to higher revs gradually over that time. Let it see 6000 a few times starting at 2000km, then bring up to 6500 here or there, then later bring it up to 7000 and so on. By the time you get to 5000 kms you should have flashed it up to 8300 rpm a couple times.
Yes, definitely bring up the revs over a period of time.
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      11-29-2007, 03:12 PM   #4
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Is it ok to punish the M3 between 2,000 and 5,000 Kms. or I should wait after the 5,000 Kms? I don't want to damage this amazing engine.
Not to punish sure...but to explore few times and step by step higher RPMs is a must if you want to make a good first running period. Also the handbook says: after the 2000km you can increase progessively the RPM (from the previous limit of 5.500 rpm) and keep the maximum speed of 220 km-h. They also say to run up to max speed allowed of 250 km-h only for short times. They don't mention to avoid the high RPM after the 2000km, while they write for the first 2000km to avoid to use more than 5.500 rpm.So we need to use our good sense....
Personally I got max 5.500rpm for the first 2000km and got the 7-7300 rpm and no more , from 2000 to 3000 km.
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      11-29-2007, 03:25 PM   #5
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Good advice is always very appreciated. Thank you guys.
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      11-29-2007, 05:53 PM   #6
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wow I never knew breaking in was that complicated
I thought after that beginning break in point it was time to redline

Keep me up up to date how your break in goes
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      11-29-2007, 10:22 PM   #7
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I personally will do my best to keep to the recommendations during the break-in period, and then I'm going to flog the ever-loving bejesus out of it. It's an M3.
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      11-30-2007, 11:16 AM   #8
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I hate the break-in period cause I get very impatient. I can't wait to punish my M3, that's the fun part. Every weekend I go to the highways to put as many Kms. as possible. I just want to arrive to the 5,000 Kms. mark!!!!
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