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Old 03-05-2006, 10:02 PM
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breaking in engine

hey guys,i got got my 06 m3 and i was wondering what whould be exactly the best way to break it in, i dunno if theres different ways between manual or smg,but i have smg.
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Old 03-05-2006, 10:31 PM
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Bro please search. When i made a topic about mine i got some bad ass answers when i needed ****ing help. Ima get outta here before this gets ugly!
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Old 03-06-2006, 06:40 AM
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There should be a sticker on the inside of your windshield with the break in guidelines...
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:51 AM
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Or maybe even RTFM!!!
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Old 03-09-2006, 01:13 PM
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hey guys,i got got my 06 m3 and i was wondering what whould be exactly the best way to break it in, i dunno if theres different ways between manual or smg,but i have smg.
I suggest that you read the manual; this is the same suggestion that I have given to all my children, but they just seem to want to do it and "figure it out by the seat of their pants." Being a retired military person, I believe in getting all the facts first and then act. Enough Bull Sh_t? The manual says under 5500 rpm and under 105 mph for the first 1200 miles. Pretty simple. It still bugs me why after spending around 60K for acar that people refuse to read the info received with the car. Anyway, have fun.
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Old 03-09-2006, 08:48 PM
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Hey...what does RTFM mean?

I read the sticker....but I have no idea what they are talking about....

My advice..."F" reading...just redline the piss out of it....it really makes the car worthwhile...breakin is where the car is the strongest anyways....IMO....Just kidding...

No...seriously....stay under 4500..till 1500-1800...warranty covers the rest...well...depending on how big you are vs. the service tech at your local dealership..

Others will preach a bunch of BS....drive the damn car...that's what it's for...right?
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M break in is different from non-M. M is under 5500 RPM, no full throttle, no constant throttle operation (vary the throttle and gear, so no highway crusing wit hteh cruise control), not more than 105 MPH for first 1200 miles, then have serviced. The GRADUALLY increase RPM and speeds up to 3200 miles, with no sustained operation over 137 MPH during this period.

RTFM means Read The F (insert word of your choice, Funny, Flippen, Freaky, Fast, etc) Manual.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:41 AM
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RTFM means Read The F (insert word of your choice, Funny, Flippen, Freaky, Fast, etc) Manual.
I was trying to be sarcastic...oh well...it was funny to me when I wrote that...

Love the explanation though
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:48 AM
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Didn't your salesperson go over the engine break-in procedure with you?
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