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Old 09-04-2012, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by jadnashuanh View Post
I know it's tough, but keep it at or below the 100mph or so until you reach the recommended miles. It may just be the difference between the 550 and the 535, but doing that, my 535 doesn't use a drop of oil (or at least after the first year and about 12K, it still showed full). Some 550 users experience a quart loss in a few thousand miles. Wonder whether they followed the breakin recommendation?
I kept mine at 100 or less for the most part while in Germany, but did slowly take it up to 125 a few times. I have 8200 miles w/ 2 oil changes at 1700 and 7500. I have not used any oil.
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