F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Mechanical Maintenance and TSBs: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / TSBs and Service Bulletin > True Break In Period?
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-27-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
OC40
0
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335i MSport + MPS/MPPK
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Irvine, CA

Posts: 1,816
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 MINI S  [0.00]
2013 BMW 335i  [0.00]
True Break In Period?

Hi All -

My first BMW will arrive in early Feb (335i M-Sport, tech, premium, 8AT, 19inch rims, etc.).

I have come across different opinions for the break in period:
i) 1,200 on this forum,
ii) 2,000 in the manual, I believe and
iii) 2,500 N/T/E 4500 RPM from my friend who has owned four BMW's - 330 coupe, 335 coupe, 335 sedan and X6.

I have also read that some people do not believe in the break in period.

Please help!

Much appreciated!
OC40 is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
roadcarver
0
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 13 e82 135i /13 F30 335i
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tellico, TN

Posts: 403
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by OC40 View Post
Hi All -

My first BMW will arrive in early Feb (335i M-Sport, tech, premium, 8AT, 19inch rims, etc.).

I have come across different opinions for the break in period:
i) 1,200 on this forum,
ii) 2,000 in the manual, I believe and
iii) 2,500 N/T/E 4500 RPM from my friend who has owned four BMW's - 330 coupe, 335 coupe, 335 sedan and X6.

I have also read that some people do not believe in the break in period.

Please help!

Much appreciated!
The manual says 1200 not 2000 miles
roadcarver is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 07:09 PM   #3
nsquared
0
[Versatile]
 
nsquared's Avatar
 
Drives: (S)LOW.
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: California & Utah

Posts: 1,519
iTrader: (0)

I drove my car like I stole it from day 1. What is break in!? Go wide open throttle out of the dealership breh.
__________________
'13 AW F30 335i ///M-Sport 6MT. OEM(+).

[Liquid Innovations] [Envisions] [Rob's Speed Shop]
nsquared is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 07:12 PM   #4
DarkTrigger
0
Professional
 
DarkTrigger's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i MPPK
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: LB, SoCal

Posts: 973
iTrader: (0)

Car feels broken in at around 1,200 miles. I think the manual is sound.
DarkTrigger is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
OC40
0
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335i MSport + MPS/MPPK
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Irvine, CA

Posts: 1,816
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 MINI S  [0.00]
2013 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Thanks all! I think I'll run with 1,200.
OC40 is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 08:44 PM   #6
rayusaFL
0
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2013 F30 335i (Alpine White)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orlando, FL

Posts: 198
iTrader: (0)

Follow the manual!
At least I did.
rayusaFL is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 09:11 PM   #7
shivaswrath
0
Brigadier General
 
shivaswrath's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 335i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lost in NJ

Posts: 3,117
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nsquared
I drove my car like I stole it from day 1. What is break in!? Go wide open throttle out of the dealership breh.
Me too..!
__________________
2012 335i Mineral Gray
M Performance Whore: PPK|Exhaust|Brakes|Performance Suspension Struts & Springs|LSD|Black Kidney Grilles|CF Spoiler and Mirror Caps|Bav Stage 1|400Ms|BMWF30.com
shivaswrath is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 09:18 PM   #8
AndDown
0
Just Copacetic!
 
Drives: 2013 F30 328i AlpinWeiss
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Redlands, CA

Posts: 141
iTrader: (0)

My CA also advised to vary the speeds and to keep it below 4500 rpm.

The manual says "up to 1200 miles/2000 km not to exceed maximum engine and road speed (4500 rpm and 100 mph/160 kmh; avoid full-throttle operation and use of the kick down mode for the initial miles." (page 158)
AndDown is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 09:46 PM   #9
bnekic
0
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 328i xDrive Sport Line
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cleveland, OH

Posts: 368
iTrader: (0)

I drove it to redline within 10 minutes, then however I wanted after that.
bnekic is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 09:55 PM   #10
bizzyqu
0
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 BMW 335i xDrive M-Sport
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York

Posts: 468
iTrader: (0)

what if I only need optimum performance for 36 months?
bizzyqu is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 10:00 PM   #11
Frencholivier
0
Private First Class
 
Drives: F30 LCI :)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Greater NYC

Posts: 107
iTrader: (0)

Hmm, you guys that don't respect the break-in period are owners or lessees?
Frencholivier is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 10:15 PM   #12
CE750Jockey
0
Second Lieutenant
 
CE750Jockey's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 328xi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest

Posts: 201
iTrader: (0)

Drive it like you stole it. I completely and totally discounted what the hundreds of BMW engineers and thousands of hours of testing came up with. And I could care less. It was liberating as hell, and I love every redlined minute of it. We keep hearing about the newest manufacturing techniques and lubricating properties of the new synthetic oils. Well good for them. I'm their worst nightmare, and it feels great.
CE750Jockey is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 10:20 PM   #13
Elk
0
Major
 
Drives: 2012 335i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: *

Posts: 1,275
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CE750Jockey View Post
I completely and totally discounted what the hundreds of BMW engineers and thousands of hours of testing came up with.
Elk is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 10:26 PM   #14
DarkTrigger
0
Professional
 
DarkTrigger's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i MPPK
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: LB, SoCal

Posts: 973
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frencholivier View Post
Hmm, you guys that don't respect the break-in period are owners or lessees?
I own my car. My cars have no problems what-so-ever by just following the manual. Plain and simple.
DarkTrigger is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 10:36 PM   #15
shivaswrath
0
Brigadier General
 
shivaswrath's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 335i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lost in NJ

Posts: 3,117
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frencholivier
Hmm, you guys that don't respect the break-in period are owners or lessees?
I own my car and have a 100k warranty...if I leased its a different story.
__________________
2012 335i Mineral Gray
M Performance Whore: PPK|Exhaust|Brakes|Performance Suspension Struts & Springs|LSD|Black Kidney Grilles|CF Spoiler and Mirror Caps|Bav Stage 1|400Ms|BMWF30.com
shivaswrath is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 10:43 PM   #16
rayusaFL
0
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2013 F30 335i (Alpine White)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orlando, FL

Posts: 198
iTrader: (0)

I own mine. However, I would still treat it the same way if I leased it.
rayusaFL is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 10:57 PM   #17
Tsuyoi
0
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2013 F30 328i
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New York

Posts: 561
iTrader: (0)

Looks like owners actually follow break-in regs, while leasers do w/e they want. As you would expect. This is why I don't buy secondhand performance cars.
Tsuyoi is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-27-2013, 11:18 PM   #18
PeterM
0
Private First Class
 
Drives: bmw 335i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: United States

Posts: 174
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsuyoi View Post
Looks like owners actually follow break-in regs, while leasers do w/e they want. As you would expect. This is why I don't buy secondhand performance cars.
Wouldn't matter to me, I'd break in in right way bought or leased.
__________________
2013 EB2 335i 6MT
PeterM is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-28-2013, 07:47 AM   #19
Frencholivier
0
Private First Class
 
Drives: F30 LCI :)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Greater NYC

Posts: 107
iTrader: (0)

I'm not sure how much damage not doing the break-in period does to the car.
But not going by a recommendation in the manual seems idiotic, especially for such a performance and expensive car.
But then again people drive 80mph in snow with summer tires, eating cheeseburgers while talking on their cell phones.
Frencholivier is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-28-2013, 08:33 AM   #20
OC40
0
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 335i MSport + MPS/MPPK
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Irvine, CA

Posts: 1,816
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 MINI S  [0.00]
2013 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frencholivier
I'm not sure how much damage not doing the break-in period does to the car.
But not going by a recommendation in the manual seems idiotic, especially for such a performance and expensive car.
But then again people drive 80mph in snow with summer tires, eating cheeseburgers while talking on their cell phones.
Also, while putting on makeup...
OC40 is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-28-2013, 02:58 PM   #21
Tsuvoi
0
Banned
 
Drives: 2013 F30 328i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York

Posts: 272
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frencholivier View Post
Hmm, you guys that don't respect the break-in period are owners or lessees?
Lessees I bet you!
Tsuvoi is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
      01-28-2013, 03:01 PM   #22
Tsuvoi
0
Banned
 
Drives: 2013 F30 328i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New York

Posts: 272
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frencholivier View Post
I'm not sure how much damage not doing the break-in period does to the car.
But not going by a recommendation in the manual seems idiotic, especially for such a performance and expensive car.
But then again people drive 80mph in snow with summer tires, eating cheeseburgers while talking on their cell phones.
Dude I just passed a woman reading some document while driving in the rain with a spare tire fitted to the front of her Fiesta. Oh and she almost bumped into me.
Tsuvoi is offline  
Appreciate 0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST