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Old 12-24-2014, 03:20 AM   #1
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(Break-in/Run-in) "Accidentally" floored a GTI during the test drive... is that bad?

I promised myself to not floor it... But entering the freeway my brain decided to do it and redline it. I am seriously considering that car but did I SOMEHOW possibly affect the reliability in the long-term? I understand doing it at 200 miles wouldn't be too major, but it is still brand new with only a few miles.

There is so much debate whether you should break-in the car or not. So many threads. But really, is it okay?
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:22 AM   #2
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Yup, you gonna need a new engine.
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:22 AM   #3
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I wouldn't worry about it. Manual says not to but come on, how can you not resist doing it at least one time in 600 miles of driving. I know I did. Shoot, my car had 300 miles on it when I picked it up, im sure someone if not several people had done WOT pulls on it by the time I got it. What will be, will be.
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:32 AM   #4
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I peeled my way out of the dealership... Car is running like a champ.


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Old 12-24-2014, 03:33 AM   #5
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Yup, you gonna need a new engine.
Hahaha! Will start looking for one!
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:34 AM   #6
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I wouldn't worry about it. Manual says not to but come on, how can you not resist doing it at least one time in 600 miles of driving. I know I did. Shoot, my car had 300 miles on it when I picked it up, im sure someone if not several people had done WOT pulls on it by the time I got it. What will be, will be.
Yeah I agree. I did a lot of research and just wanted to know how much guts the thing has got.
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:40 AM   #7
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Yeah, all jokes aside, you will be fine
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:04 AM   #8
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Accidental red line on a test drive?

I hate it when I can not control what I do.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:25 AM   #9
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http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36928

I'm pretty sure the Mk. 7's are purpose built like the Mk. 6. Look at "Break-in Period" and read the associated link in that section. Great read about how vehicles are tested off the line...

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Old 12-24-2014, 10:33 AM   #10
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You donít need to worry. How can anyone resist to floor a GTI or R for about 600-100 miles? I havenít succeeded with it so far.

Since the resistance is higher in the beginning in the engine itís a good idea not to go with top speed /heavy load for a longer time interval. Various usage must be the best method. However there are lots of treads about this subject on the forum.

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Old 12-24-2014, 03:06 PM   #11
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Yup, you gonna need a new engine.
Crazy world. Now in late 2014 people start topics after they floored the pedal on a test drive.

Seriously, I don't get it.

Next question is, why dealers don't run them carefully in for 2000 mls?
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:14 PM   #12
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I basically did a burnout when I took delivery of my GTI and have been driving the piss out of it since. I've got like 1000 miles on it as of now. Ha


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Old 12-24-2014, 05:29 PM   #13
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:34 PM   #14
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When you get ready to sell, I want to buy yours.

NOT!!!

I'm not one to baby my car to improve its resale value. I drive my car hard.


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Old 12-24-2014, 06:34 PM   #15
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Crazy world. Now in late 2014 people start topics after they floored the pedal on a test drive.

Seriously, I don't get it.

Next question is, why dealers don't run them carefully in for 2000 mls?
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Old 12-25-2014, 10:21 AM   #16
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:57 PM   #17
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new cars dont need a run in. keeping it red line all the time is bad once and then is not a problem
i did it my way. went to tune my car normally it haf 105 bhp. after a clean dyno test it had 108 bhp. its all about runnong it in driving it to slowly in makes it abit lazy.
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