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Old 03-13-2006, 09:23 AM
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7000 rpm on new M3

I didn't do it! I let my stepfather take it for a drive, warned him about the 5500 break-in rev limit, and next thing I know we're at 7000. Just for a second or so. The car has about 500 miles on it.

Now, my relationship with him is more important than the car, so I didn't make a big deal about it. But I do worry about two things:

1) Is the likely to be any damage to the engine? I suspect not, but I really don't know a lot about it.

2) Is this likely to cause warranty problems? It's my understanding that info about this incident is stored, and can/will be read out at the 1200-mile service.

Any ideas?
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:11 AM
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I have two ideas..

1. NEVER under any circumstances let someone drive your car, even if absolutely necessary, which it never is, ie. in the event of nuclear war, etc. ;

2. Even if a chick who wants to drive your car is freaking unbelievably hot, and you want in her pants, you STILL dont let her drive your car. It's not worth it, ask me how I know.



P.S. I dont think you have a whole lot to worry about, but it would concern me a little.
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:18 AM
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Don't worry about it man As long as the car was warmed up properly, revving it a bit didn't cause any damage. Just in case you didn't know, there's two schools of thought on the subject of break-in, read up on it : Some say you should cane the car from new, others adhere to the owner's manual recommendations.

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

It's kind of a touchy subject, each side believes that doing what the other recommends is hurting the engine.

My personal recommendation is to turn off your computer, and get that engine boucing off the limiter
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Old 03-13-2006, 11:01 AM
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My personal recommendation is to turn off your computer, and get that engine boucing off the limiter
When it comes to a $12K-$17K engine (I've heard every $$$ in between) and given its colorful history, I'd think it would be wise to go with what the factory recommends...that's just me though...color me stoopid.

This isn't a Civic.
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Old 03-13-2006, 01:44 PM
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Really soon your engine will fall out of the car. Pistons will fly, rods will screech to a halt...

Seriously, don't worry about it at all. It's fine, won't hurt a thing. Just don't do it again. Like someone else said, it if was warmed up enough there is no reason to worry at all. Even on a cold engine it is just fine more than likely.
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:41 PM
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youre car engine is redline tested before it leaves the factory. if it was warmed up when your dad did it, youll be fine. just dont do it if you can help it until after 1200 miles.
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:48 PM
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I let my stepfather take it for a drive, warned him about the 5500 break-in rev limit, and next thing I know we're at 7000. .

Now, my relationship with him is more important than the car, so I didn't make a big deal about it.?

if he doesn't crawl into bed with your younger sister consider yourself ahead of the game.
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:57 PM
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if he doesn't crawl into bed with your younger sister consider yourself ahead of the game.
wtf?
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Old 03-19-2006, 02:35 AM
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Don't worry, but don't make a habit of it.
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Old 03-19-2006, 08:53 AM
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1. NEVER under any circumstances let someone drive your car, even if absolutely necessary, which it never is, ie. in the event of nuclear war, etc. ;
Words of wisdom, indeed!

But I'm still slightly confused. In the event that nuclear war or some other incredible event is about to happen, and the disaster could be averted for some strange reason only if I would let some person drive my M3 to go defuse the thing or something -- do I let them drive it or not?
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Old 03-19-2006, 08:55 AM
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It's not worth it, ask me how I know.
how do you know?
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:59 AM
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As stated earlier, I wouldn't worry about it too much provided that the oil was warm when it happened--just don't make a habit of it until the engine is properly broken in and rings are seated.
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