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      12-07-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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New BMW Owner - Break in period?

So, i just picked up my brand new, Blue Water Metallic 2011 335i with Xdrive. Yes, I will definitely post pictures. But, in the mean time, do you guys know what the break in period is on this kind of car? Someone told me 1200 miles, someone else told me nothing. I plan to keep this one for awhile, just like I did my 4runner, so the last thing I want to do is do long term damage.

Thanks in advance for the input!
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      12-07-2011, 09:51 PM   #2
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you will get different responses on this forum some say to be safe go about 1200-1500 miles before redlining it but others say drive the car like you stole it
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I was just thinking too, haven't seen a "how do i break-in thread" in a couple days now...
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      12-07-2011, 10:02 PM   #4
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answer is simple:
If the car is a lease, drive the $hit out of it...BMW does not know what they are talking about.

If you bought it, follow the owner's manual...BMW knows what's best for your car.
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My 335is was 1200 miles, per the manual.
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      12-07-2011, 10:53 PM   #6
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Owners Manual:
200 miles for new tires;
300 miles for clutch & brakes;
up to 1,200 miles vary engine speed not exceeding 4,500rpm;
Gradually raising engine speed once above 1,200 miles.

Enjoy!
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Owners Manual:
200 miles for new tires;
300 miles for clutch & brakes;
up to 1,200 miles vary engine speed not exceeding 4,500rpm;
Gradually raising engine speed once above 1,200 miles.

Enjoy!
Same thing with my manual
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Congratulations on the new car!

If you purchased it I (personally) would change the oil at 1,200 Miles. And then slowly increase the revs past 4,500.

It's too bad there isn't a programmable rev limited we can set.
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So, i just picked up my brand new, Blue Water Metallic 2011 335i with Xdrive. Yes, I will definitely post pictures. But, in the mean time, do you guys know what the break in period is on this kind of car? Someone told me 1200 miles, someone else told me nothing. I plan to keep this one for awhile, just like I did my 4runner, so the last thing I want to do is do long term damage.

Thanks in advance for the input!
The correct break-in information is stated in your Owner's Manual along with other valuable information on your new BMW. Read, follow and enjoy.
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