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Just wondering if anyone has any idea on the running in period/mileage for the
. I've just got mine but I remember people years ago having to run them in for 3000 miles although I know (I think) that' s pretty much redundant. Is it just a bit of care and oil checks for the first 1000 miles?
 

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A lot of people including myself have been carefull running it in from new during the first 1000 miles, dont thrash it through the rev's and let it warm up and cool down prior to turning it off, and then for what it's worth take it back to the dealer for a so called Free check, which isnt much, they just give it a quick once over, but atleast its recorded that you took it in should you have any problems further down the line.

But! others have just thrashed it from new
 

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QUOTE(Chris @ 17 Nov 2009, 08:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>A lot of people including myself have been carefull running it in from new during the first 1000 miles, dont thrash it through the rev's and let it warm up and cool down prior to turning it off, and then for what it's worth take it back to the dealer for a so called Free check, which isnt much, they just give it a quick once over, but atleast its recorded that you took it in should you have any problems further down the line.

But! others have just thrashed it from new


I've read many people also change the oil at 6000 miles rather than 12000. I'm presuming it would certainly be recommended after the first 6000 whilst being run in.

Thanks again for all the help - this forum has been brilliant and helped me choose the car!
 

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If you search the forum there are lots of different opinions on this.
I believe the engines have already been "run in" to some degree prior to even going in the car and an oil replacement at 6K can do no harm, but I don't think it is necessary. The vast majority of ST owners don't stray from the normal service interval and have no problems - that said a change at 6K will not cost the earth and can only minimise the chance of any problems.

Take it easy for the first 500 miles, be gentle but stretch it a little further for the next 500, then drive it how you like for 25 miles, then get Dreamscience installed and drive like a loon
 

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I do know a lot of engines are supposedly run in pre fitting but I fail to see how running them when they have no weight to pull properly runs them in! Still, I'm no expert...

It's booked into Profile Automotive for the 22nd December for a little work hence why I'm especially curious as I think it will be around the 1000 miles by then. Would love to give her a good run on the way back.
 

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Drive the first 50 miles like you stole it, up and down through the gears to the rev limiter maximum load maximum engine braking etc, then just drive it to enjoy it.

This isnt some 1970s 1600E
 

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I'm on my second ST now and this is how I ran mine in.

1. Pick up car from dealers and drive home.
2. On arrival at my house, install dreamscience race + remap.
3. Over next 2 days, drive just over 600 miles giving it the full beans!
4. Enjoy your ST ownership!

This is how I have run both my STs in. My first was traded in after 36000 engine trouble free miles, and my current ST has done 16000 trouble free miles!
 

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I also sit in the drive it like you stole it camp. If it needed any special treatment they'd tell you because they are going to be the ones picking up the bill for any warranty work so that can only mean the first 1000 miles are to be driven in the same manner as any other mile, ie, like you stole it
 
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