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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:29 PM
ARON ARON is offline
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How do you break in an engine?

I just got a 1-er with 65 miles on it. It might have driven for demonstration purposes [read: it's probably been driven hard about 10 times].

I know the break-in period is between 12-15,000 miles. What should I do/not do to break my 1-er in properly?

Thanks in advance for the info.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:32 PM
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Specs

Oh yeah, specifications would be helpful:

2011 135i
Dual Clutch Transmission
Sports Package
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:42 PM
C-Bear C-Bear is offline
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I just got a 1-er with 65 miles on it. It might have driven for demonstration purposes [read: it's probably been driven hard about 10 times].

I know the break-in period is between 12-15,000 miles. What should I do/not do to break my 1-er in properly?

Thanks in advance for the info.
There are specific instructions for this in your owner's manual, which you should read in its entirety.

Basically, take it easy for 1200 miles. Stay below 4500rpm and 100mph. Try to vary vehicle and engine speed; hill driving is good for this. After 1200 miles, start steadily increasing.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:02 AM
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There are specific instructions for this in your owner's manual, which you should read in its entirety.

Basically, take it easy for 1200 miles. Stay below 4500rpm and 100mph. Try to vary vehicle and engine speed; hill driving is good for this. After 1200 miles, start steadily increasing.
Amen.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:31 PM
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Thanks C-Bear

I guess they give you a manuel for a reason...

Your feedback is much appreciated. Later.
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