Great photo! Glad things dried up for you.Finally a picture of a dry LBB M2. This is at Schloss Braunfels. Came across a bright blue Mustang on the autobahn that looked new I think, but I was doing just under my 105 break in limit and he was much slower so there wasn't time for a close look. Maybe Mustangs have a low break in limit
Why is 105 your break in speed? Just curious. On my M3 it was 4,500 RPM which was about 125 MPH with the 6 speed manual - I would have thought that the speed would have been more with the 7 speed?Finally a picture of a dry LBB M2. This is at Schloss Braunfels. Came across a bright blue Mustang on the autobahn that looked new I think, but I was doing just under my 105 break in limit and he was much slower so there wasn't time for a close look. Maybe Mustangs have a low break in limit
That's interesting. My Delivery guy just said to not go over 4,500 RPM and the usual - a couple of hundred miles go easy on tires and brakes.The M2 break in limit for the first 1200 miles is to drive a varying engine and road speeds but not to exceed 5,500 rpm and 106 mph. My delivery specialist Tillman was very explicit in pointing those out even whipping out his phone to calculate the km/h (170) to mph conversion. I pushed him a good bit on the mph limit and he allowed that if the speed was briefly higher later in the break in period it was probably not a big deal. He also said there was no need to stay on secondary roads because of the "varying engine and road speed" requirement. Based on my experience on the autobahn that's certainly true - driving a constant speed for any great distance isn't going to happen. From 1200 to 3100 miles the limit is just a constant speed of no more than 137 although 155 for passing is ok. On my last leg in Germany approaching the Netherlands I did take it up to 137 briefly.
I finally got what sounded to me the best explanation for the 1,200 mile speed restriction and break-in service: my delivery specialist at the Welt said that the oil used in the ///M cars differentials at the factory is a special formulation that doesn't have good properties for high speeds; specifically, he said it can begin to foam at high temperatures, which consequentially degrades it's lubricating and heat transfer properties. He said there is some metallurgical benefit during the break-in period for using this other fluid, which I didn't press for more information about.I gotta wonder why the speed restriction in any case as long as you are keeping the revs within the limits.
Anyone have any idea?