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Old 06-27-2015, 03:10 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by nuvolablue View Post
Was your oil up to optimum temperature when you did it ?
What is considered optimum temperature 180+?
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Old 06-27-2015, 05:17 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by TecklenburgVW View Post
What is considered optimum temperature 180+?
My oil temp runs around 220-225F. Can reach 230F on hot days and start stops.
Not sure if above 180 is technically the threshold but above 180 you are close to running temp. Once my GTI reaches 180F in a matter of minutes and it will be at 200 also.
My thoughts.
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Old 07-14-2015, 05:53 AM   #37
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It actually does say in the manual how to break your engine in. I cant remember exactly (and Im too lazy to look for the book) but for my Golf R it said something like to keep the revs below a certain point for the first 1000km and then it said to slowly increase the revs until it reaches 1500km.
My dealer told me to drive it normally, no need to baby it as long as the engine temperature is up.
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:05 AM   #38
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Stress testing at factory before being shipped is not exactly kid glove treatment, don't worry

I worked for VW for 3 years. You want the most reliable car on the lot? Get the dealer trade from out of state with 500 miles on it (as long as it's perfect cosmetically). You will get a below invoice deal and make a friend out of the sales manager.

From my experience, across all models (esp GTIs and Touaregs) if there is a goblin in the car it comes out in the first 100-200 miles of driving--not just engine/drivetrain issues, anything.

**oh, I also guarantee the sales people beat the shit out of the cars on fuel runs /first fill up, gotta burn that cosmoline off the rotors!!

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Old 08-22-2015, 05:01 PM   #39
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Probably helped the rings to seat faster.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:39 PM   #40
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From another post on this forum:

""Sorry - i thought i should chime in here seeing as just earlier this year i did a tour of the Wolfsburg plant whilst on holiday.

Each and every car after being assembled is put onto a dyno to check running and electricals. During this, the technician absolutely rings the engine, redlining it several times and going down through the gears with heavy engine breaking straight off the production line. I asked the tour guide and he said the car will end up with somewhere between 10 - 15km on the odometer following the testing.

Considering the main idea behind "breaking in" an engine is to seal the piston rings against the cylinder bores and wear them smooth, the 10 - 15km of hard running each car gets will honestly do 90% of the job. So the engines are pretty much broken in from factory. They don't however do an oil change after this - just stick them straight onto the train.""
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:29 PM   #41
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hey bro the last reply to this thread was 8/2015.... kinda late with this information don't ya think lol
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:09 PM   #42
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:24 PM   #43
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Break-in is more about the lawyers covering their asses than the car/bike. You taking something you're not familiar with and pushing limits puts you at risk because you aren't accustomed to the vehicle yet to know how it will react.

As stated above a few times, the testing process of new engines isn't kid-glove treatment. Break yourself in, not the vehicle. Once you're comfortable, drive it like you want to drive it.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:34 AM   #44
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My car had a intake @ 200 miles and at 500 miles it was strapped on a dyno.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:44 AM   #45
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I tested the apr on my second tank of gas for a week before refund
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Old 03-02-2017, 04:51 AM   #46
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When I went to trade in my ST, I took a test drive with the salesman. I also forewarned him that I am a hillclimb/autox racer... hee hee... Wish I had a camera.

The salesman saw my well modded ST that I pulled up in, so that should have been a warning. I asked him if he ever took a test drive with somebody that races the cars he buys. He said no.

Anyways, he took me into the nearby hills and after getting a bit used to the differences in the car (not as much power, steering different), I started to increase speed through the twisties. After we got away from traffic, I punched it through a couple sections with traction control in sport, and took a 30 turn at 60mph, etc... and blasting through it. All while relaxed and chatting up the salesman.

This salesman's face is now a different shade and appears to be holding on for dear life... and I decide that the GTI is a very good platform for my intentions... LMAO!

SOOO! We get back to the dealership and he asks if I would like to buy it. I told him that I didn't really like "that" car as much as I thought.

But I DID tell him that I would buy the nice clean one off the showroom floor with only 9 miles on it and the lighting package...

I feel really bad for the person that bought that car. I raped her bloody.
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:56 PM   #47
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^you're a hoot. I'm too much of a pushover to scare salesmen when i'm on a test drive with them, which is obviously shitty for my own purposes...
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