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      10-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Diesel break in procedure?

I was wondering if the break in for a diesel car is any different from petrol? My 320d is coming in next week and the manual only mentions gasoline do not exceed 4500rpm.

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Follow the same guidelines. The primary thing for the motor is to avoid cruising at sustained revs for long periods. Though it's not really that much of an issue for any new car these days as far as the motor is concerned. It's more important to go easy on the brakes than anything else.
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Follow the same guidelines. The primary thing for the motor is to avoid cruising at sustained revs for long periods. Though it's not really that much of an issue for any new car these days as far as the motor is concerned. It's more important to go easy on the brakes than anything else.
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My manual states 2000kms I wonder if its because it's petrol
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What are the repercussions of not breaking in properly?
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What are the repercussions of not breaking in properly?
The engine? ....Nothing it has already been run flat out on a dyno. As has been mentioned better to run at different engine revs and loads than steady state cruising.

The Brakes? Not bedded in will not give full braking force, but not really a big issue on 'street' pads. Bedding in correctly only takes 5 mins and involves 5-10 slow downs from 60mph-10mph gradually getting harder on the brake application. Don't come to a stop until the brakes have been given the chance to cool.

Tyres? Still have mould release agent when new, so loss of grip for first 20miles, especially in the wet.

Everything else? Nothing specifically requires bedding in just warm everything up as you should normally then drive like normal.
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4500 in petrol is equivalent to 3000rpm in diesel
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