whats different about running in diesel cars. I believe these instructions are for petrol cars as the 4500 rpm limit seems a bit highish for a diesel. But how can I not drive at a constant speed when I have 2000km of autobahn driving after I pick up my car in Germany?! how often does the engine speed need to be changed and by how much?
advice much appreciated
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My experience has been that runs of as much as 100 miles on cruise at a relativley constant engine speed can lead to using oil, even when the compression ratios are excellent. Mine does not use oil. I cruised the highways, but never with cruise control. I kept accelerating mildly when I could wo annoying traffic running along with me. I would also coast in gear so I could accelerate again. I don't think this cycling needs to range more than 15 mph. There is nothing technical in this advice. It's just what has worked for me for both of my Bimmers.
As far as I understand more chance on grooving your brakediscs and so giving premature brake failure..
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Originally Posted by Kevin' date='Jun 7 2005, 06:33 PM
One should also avoid using the vehicle's kick-down mode during the break-in period.
What is vehicle's kick-down mode ?
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