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Postby perroverde » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:30 pm

Hi, I guess I should firstly introduce myself as am new here having been directed over by someone on 'the other RS place' forum. I am new to RS3s but not to RS ownership (2xB5 RS4, 2X B7 RS4, 2xC5 RS6/+ and a few 'S' models).
I (or strictly speaking my wife) have now just this week taken delivery of a new black RS3 (replacing an almost identical-appearance S3). It's so far done less than 100 miles (so it's a bit early to pass judgement on it but first impressions are great!) - and I was wondering if anyone had thoughts on running in - I have traditionally tended to drive new cars as per normal (ie cane them everywhere!) and they never seem to have suffered, indeed seem to be faster and freer-revving than friends' identical cars which have been nursed for the first few hundred miles.
However I seem to recall reading somewhere (but can't find any threads now) that the 2.5 5-pot ideally needs to be driven carefully the first few hundred miles. Does anyone know/have any views on this?
Thanks in anticipation!
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Re: Running in

Postby RS3Simon » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:40 pm

Welcome over.

I've been running my car in by driving it normally not quite thrashing but driving lets say enjoyably the only thing I won't do is try launch control until 1000m
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Re: Running in

Postby sticks » Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:25 pm

audi said that the engines have already been run in on a bench so drive it how you want

audi said it not me
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Re: Running in

Postby geek » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:24 am

sticks wrote:audi said that the engines have already been run in on a bench so drive it how you want

audi said it not me

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Re: Running in

Postby RYes3 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:21 pm

Yep, i wasn't too kind to mine either :) didn't nail it though, it had its first launch at about 800 miles I think!
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