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Offline mog

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Running in new car.
« on: November 07, 2017, 10:40:53 PM »
What are peoples views on this.....drive it like you stole it from day one, HP gains but long term issues or gently does it for 1k miles for long term life but boring. I dont do many miles and dont keep cars for long.....I know I have answered my own question but am interested in other opinions.

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Re: Running in new car.
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 06:51:57 PM »
I took it easy for the first 1000 miles and kept the revs below 3k as much as possible. To this day it's done about 9500 miles and I very rarely go over my 3k limit until the engine is warm.
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Re: Running in new car.
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 08:40:48 PM »
Warm it up and then let it rip.
Have fun and enjoy.
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Re: Running in new car.
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 09:11:44 PM »
I'm on my 3rd Abarth, I've never "run" them in, I just let them warm up and drove normally.

None of them used oil

Warm it.

Drive it

Enjoy

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Re: Running in new car.
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 06:05:45 PM »
we are going for running around with out sport button for 200 miles then mixed on off till 500 mile then steady till 1000 then full go

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Re: Running in new car.
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 08:59:45 PM »
Just drive it!

Not using sport, or using it will make no difference.

Drive it and enjoy it, you don't have to drive it like you stole it.

Some people change the oil after a thousand miles or so, that's better than talking it easy. Although, I kept to the service schedule and I've never had an Abarth that uses oil.

Let the engine and fluids get nice and warm and then enjoy it.

With modern engines that are made to very close tolerances, there is no need to run it in, OK, don't stick it on the limiter all the time, but there is no reason why you can't drive it as normal, once warmed up.