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Finally, after a long wait (order 12th December) my 2.0tdi special edition arrives today with the dealer! I am loathing the bank holiday weekend, as it means I can't pick the car up until next wednesday, and I suspect this last week will drag even slower than the last 4 or so months...

Is the run-in procedure a definite process given in the manual, or is it left down to the driver how careful and how long it is run-in for (assuming audi at least give guidelines)?

What do people recommend - I did get some input before on this, but is there a general consensus of limits and miles that I should observe? General view seems to be that running in carefully may affect oil consumption later. Am I also better running in with steady long journeys, or shorter ones for the first week or so? Only usually buy cars nearly new, not brand new, so have never had to bother before...

Thanks all...

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Crikey, well done mate - I ordered around 21st Nov and mine is only being built this week !!

The dealer will tell you what to do, but I think you just have to take it easy for the first 600 miles or so, then drive as normal?

My pal recently had an A6 and they said "see you in 20,000 miles !!"
 

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Its at the dealer and you've not got it????

I'd be jumping up and down to get it, surely they only remove some plastic and hand over the keys?
 

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smo - I know!! Frustrating as hell. They have to do the pre inspection delivery, tax it, register it, polish it etc...it came in end of today, which means no work on it until after the bank holiday, giving them tuesday to sort it and me stood with my nose pressed up against the glass of the dealership an hour before it opens on wednesday


nsm3 - the varying delivery lead times are crazy aren't they - some waiting 3 months, some 6+...

just got to twiddle my thumbs for a few more days

 
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The manual has some run in recommendations which basically go along the lines of: stay away from motorways (long stints at constant revs / low load) for around 1500km. They also have a recommendation on revs (something like don't exceed 2/3rds of maximum revs) - this one really makes me wonder given that the TFSI engine's red line is much higher than the TDI. I'd suggest running it around town for 1500 km and just driving it "normally" or in other words, don't baby it and keep an eye on the engine temp.

Other than the motorway recommendation, I sometimes wonder if run in procedures are more about giving the new owners time to get used to the car before giving it some stick than they are about running in the engine. Think of it this way, even if the best way to run in an engine was to put it under full load and revs for the first 50 or 100 k's, can you imagine Honda or Yamaha writing the run in procedure for their latest 1,000cc superbike: "Warm up your brand new bike, then give it all it's got for the first 50 km". Imagine the law suits in the US with all the new riders killing themselves!

Best of all, you really need to read the manual and interpret it it for yourself.
 

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Thanks, Noodle, you make a good point.

I am off to the dealers now to pay the balance of the car, and all being well should be picking her up tomorrow. Just hoping the rain holds off today as I have no car and have to make the trip on the harley.

Just for some 'OMG' factor, I sold my BMW about 3 weeks ago - guy paid 27k for it, driving it on 3rd party only insurance, and wrote it off an hour from my house...shocker or what...
 

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If he intended to run a ?27k car on TPF&T only, then he was a muppet !

If he was only running the car back to base before setting up FC insurance, that is real bad luck !
 

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keep in mind that a diesel pulls at its best respecting the torque specifications
don't let the engine go lower that 1800rpm, and also not higher that 2800/3000prm for the first 600 miles
you will see that engine is happy at these speeds, and also that the car is pretty quick (3000rpm is about 85mph/6th gear)
don't try to break consumption records (too loxw in revs...) and ride VERY smooth at start when engine is cold (no above 2000rpm); no "launching"-start during the first 3000miles.
My engine did 6500miles and burned absolutely no oil; it is now powerful and even silent as at the first start (in the showroom !) Even now I continue to run the engine "on torque", as a diesel suits. For higher rpm's, you have to get a TSFI
it another way of riding, but not annoying at all !
 

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Ok peeps as promised, although a little late pics of my S Lins Spec Edition picked up on 22nd May. Hope you like them. In my opinion the 20 inch and sports suspension give a great ride.

 

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Looking good, I notice your car came with Dunlops, mine had Bridgestones on the 20" rims (not special edition though) anyone had anything different in tyres?

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Ok peeps as promised, although a little late pics of my S Lins Spec Edition picked up on 22nd May. Hope you like them. In my opinion the 20 inch and sports suspension give a great ride.

The car looks great, the SE wheel look even better than the brochure!

I would check that you have the correct wheel bolts as they look like they are not the chrome ones with the locking bolt!

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The car looks great, the SE wheel look even better than the brochure!

I would check that you have the correct wheel bolts as they look like they are not the chrome ones with the locking bolt!

Hoggy
Hoggy the wheel nuts have plastic covers over the bolts
Rich
 
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