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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 08-03-2012, 07:56 PM
tyleraparker tyleraparker is offline
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new owner. break it in?

In the midst of waiting for my new x3

28i
Black with Mojave
sport activity pkg
convenience pkg
tech okg
premium pkg
bmw apps

since i have exhausted all youtube reviews, production videos, etc. I have moved to the forums. Quite excited and can't wait for the new car in a week or so...
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:57 PM
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forgot about my question! any advice on breaking in the new ride?
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:13 AM
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As per the manual: Keep the revs below 4000 for the first 2000km and there seems to be a general concensus about varying the speed/revs regularly during that period as well. For diesels the max is 3500 revs and the same procedure.

I did this on my 20d, just rounded 4000km so it is broken in by now. It did make a difference, I could feel it loosen up around 1800 km with better engine response and improved mpg.

So I recommend not using the cruise control too much in this period, perhaps remember to change gear manually now and then just to change the revs.

Good luck with your new ride!

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Old 08-04-2012, 06:38 AM
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As per the manual: Keep the revs below 4000 for the first 2000km and there seems to be a general concensus about varying the speed/revs regularly during that period as well. For diesels the max is 3500 revs and the same procedure.

I did this on my 20d, just rounded 4000km so it is broken in by now. It did make a difference, I could feel it loosen up around 1800 km with better engine response and improved mpg.

So I recommend not using the cruise control too much in this period, perhaps remember to change gear manually now and then just to change the revs.

Good luck with your new ride!
Exactly. Follow the directions in the manual.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:14 AM
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In the midst of waiting for my new x3

28i
Black with Mojave
sport activity pkg
convenience pkg
tech okg
premium pkg
bmw apps

since i have exhausted all youtube reviews, production videos, etc. I have moved to the forums. Quite excited and can't wait for the new car in a week or so...
Looking forward to breaking mine in soon as well...waiting for week 33 to roll around. May I ask when yours is scheduled to be built?

PCD or regular delivery?
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:00 PM
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Are you leasing, if so... no such thing as break in lol.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:29 PM
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Looking forward to breaking mine in soon as well...waiting for week 33 to roll around. May I ask when yours is scheduled to be built?

PCD or regular delivery?
My car kits production in the 33rd week as well I'm scheduled for the PCD delivery at the end of August.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:38 PM
tyleraparker tyleraparker is offline
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Looking forward to breaking mine in soon as well...waiting for week 33 to roll around. May I ask when yours is scheduled to be built?

PCD or regular delivery?

delivery in Milwaukee area. The build week was this past week so it should be there soon? How long does it take to transport?
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