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Old 01-13-2014, 01:07 AM
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Originally Posted by FLM911 View Post
Matt those damn iPhones - you missed the 9. In front of the 3k!

Outstanding....
uh yeah, I can independently verify that matt has definitely gone over 3k rpm in his GT3
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:03 PM
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This has me re-thinking the Euro Delivery... My intention was to drive the snot out of it on the autobahn while there. But I'll be lucky to get enough miles on it to get through the break-in period!
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by eilig View Post
This has me re-thinking the Euro Delivery... My intention was to drive the snot out of it on the autobahn while there. But I'll be lucky to get enough miles on it to get through the break-in period!
The ED is such a great experience, you ought to still do it. So much great driving to do nonetheless.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:39 AM
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Same debate as ever on each new GT3. I think I'll use the oil temperature gauge as the break-in period.
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Any difference with an RS?
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Originally Posted by Mike in CA View Post
Thanks. The info that I have which came through someone else, but was from AP, was stay under 7K rpm for the first 400 miles (would equate to just about 1 tank) then step up gradually after that, so not quite "bam!" By 800-1000 miles everything should be broken in. Besides that, no long stretches at steady RPM, complete oil warm-up, the usual stuff....
So I have been struggling with this break in period of 2m miles which seems crazy. From what you heard from who I would think would be the authority in this , AP himself, who better but the head of GT cars to stay under 7k til 400 then open it up by800-1000, this seems to make sense. The fact that the ROW Manuel does not mention the RPM is suspicious to me, it does smack of the legal dept. here in the the U.S. getting involved.

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Old 01-09-2016, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by 2016 gt3 View Post
So I have been struggling with this break in period of 2m miles which seems crazy. From what you heard from who I would think would be the authority in this , AP himself, who better but the head of GT cars to stay under 7k til 400 then open it up by800-1000, this seems to make sense. The fact that the ROW Manuel does not mention the RPM is suspicious to me, it does smack of the legal dept. here in the the U.S. getting involved.
FWIW, I compromised and chose a break-in period between what AP suggested and the manual. No data to back up my decision but just something I was more comfortable with and in line with the way I've broken in many trouble free engines.

I read in a PCA article somewhere that there is an engineering basis for the 2K mile break in period, but I don't really know. I just think that an engine should have some kind of break in and AP's suggestion seems like a sensible way to go, at the very least.
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Old 01-09-2016, 03:33 AM
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I think the length of the break-in is more for the box than the engine. But I think all specialists agree that it's at least 50% too long. That's just Porsche playing safe. Therefore it surprises me that Porsche do not suggest an oil change in that period whereas most specialists do.
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