Usual rubbish churned out by dealers who have no knowledge of the products they sell. Why not go back, ask the question again, then when they have reapeated their bogus advice you could flourish the car handbook and ask them why they think the manufacturer provides advice on how to operate a new car during the running in period?Now this is really interesting, ask my dealer a week ago when i picked up my new GTI, as to whether the engine needs to be run in, she was the manager of the place , she's says no it doesn't need to be run in, I was quite surprised about this, she's says no they don't need to be run in, not on these new cars, they used to be, but not anymore. Even when I was test driving the GTI 3 months ago I asked the sales guy next to me about it and even he said no, he says that the engines are runned in at the factory before they are shipped.
Not entirely, although it pays to allow them to bed in - Most manufacurers suggest varying your driving conditions (motorway, town and country roads) and not using more than 70% or so of throttle travel in any gear.to be honnest i think the running in stated in the manual is more for the brakes and tyres to settle down
Also, there would be no mention of engine speed in the manual if it was just brakes and tyres.Not entirely, although it pays to allow them to bed in - Most manufacurers suggest varying your driving conditions (motorway, town and country roads) and not using more than 70% or so of throttle travel in any gear.to be honnest i think the running in stated in the manual is more for the brakes and tyres to settle down
cool sounds nice, get some pics posted when it arrives.I'm getting mine on Friday, after 4 month wait, and this is exactly want I plan to do. I'm planning a 1200 mile trip over the weekend to get to know her better !
Can't wait! BTW, her specs are DSG,Xenon's, Sunroof, Black, Black leather, MFS and 18" ....
Great forum and there are obviously quite knowledgeable people onboard.
You really do need to talk to him as your car will be worth a measurable amount less (come sale time) if you have it on an 06 plate rather than wait another week and get the new plate.Hmm...didn't think of that.... I will talk to the dealer asap!. Thanks!
This will do your engine more harm than good, - it will end up being very tight and won't rev very well.wouldnt even touch the red line or go above 2.5k revs for 1st 2000miles! like i said above i am so careful with cars
my currect car! i drive it about roound the streets for a few miles to get engine nice and warm before taking it on motorway for work