Running in, please pass?

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Post by Old Chimer » Wed May 18, 2022 7:00 pm

Never thought I'd find myself asking such a question in 2022, but here we are.

With the arrival of my S now looking possible by mid June, and a trip away with the caravan planned for July, I need to consider whether any 'running in' of the engine/box should be completed before hitching 1400kg on the back and dragging it 300 miles.

Having read various references to running in periods, I'm none the wiser as to what exactly is recommended (or for how long/far), and whether any of it is actually required in order to comply with Porsche requirements.

Any thoughts or pointers, particularly to 'official' advice, would be greatly appreciated.
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Post by Bluesnose1812 » Wed May 18, 2022 7:07 pm

I always understood that you didn't overrev or let the engine labour whilst running in. If you keep the revs in the 1500 to 3000 range you will be fine
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Post by Makanik » Wed May 18, 2022 7:10 pm

Old Chimer wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 7:00 pm
Never thought I'd find myself asking such a question in 2022, but here we are.

With the arrival of my S now looking possible by mid June, and a trip away with the caravan planned for July, I need to consider whether any 'running in' of the engine/box should be completed before hitching 1400kg on the back and dragging it 300 miles.

Having read various references to running in periods, I'm none the wiser as to what exactly is recommended (or for how long/far), and whether any of it is actually required in order to comply with Porsche requirements.

Any thoughts or pointers, particularly to 'official' advice, would be greatly appreciated.

Official advice is available in the Good to Know app (and you will be able to find the relevant extract replicated on this forum). I think it applies for the first 1800 miles or so.

It’s advisory - not a specific requirement. But an important thing to do.

I would have thought it wise to complete at least some, preferably all, of the running in period before towing.
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Post by Old Chimer » Wed May 18, 2022 7:12 pm

Bluesnose1812 wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 7:07 pm
I always understood that you didn't overrev or let the engine labour whilst running in. If you keep the revs in the 1500 to 3000 range you will be fine
Not so straight forward when towing. The 'box will select the most appropriate cog for the situation, and towing 1400kg up a steep, twisting B-road (for example) may see it hold a lower gear at higher revs than would adhere to your suggestion.
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Post by Tracky » Wed May 18, 2022 7:13 pm

I would defo be doing the bulk of the running in before towing
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Post by Old Chimer » Wed May 18, 2022 7:15 pm

Makanik wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 7:10 pm
Old Chimer wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 7:00 pm
Never thought I'd find myself asking such a question in 2022, but here we are.

With the arrival of my S now looking possible by mid June, and a trip away with the caravan planned for July, I need to consider whether any 'running in' of the engine/box should be completed before hitching 1400kg on the back and dragging it 300 miles.

Having read various references to running in periods, I'm none the wiser as to what exactly is recommended (or for how long/far), and whether any of it is actually required in order to comply with Porsche requirements.

Any thoughts or pointers, particularly to 'official' advice, would be greatly appreciated.

Official advice is available in the Good to Know app (and you will be able to find the relevant extract replicated on this forum). I think it applies for the first 1800 miles or so.

It’s advisory - not a specific requirement. But an important thing to do.

I would have thought it wise to complete at least some, preferably all, of the running in period before towing.

Thanks, I'd already looked at the app but couldn't see any specific reference. Any idea in which section I should look, please?
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Post by ScotMac » Wed May 18, 2022 7:17 pm

I would try to "run in" / "take it easy" for at least 500 miles :D :D

If this is not possible I wouldn't worry too much and just "take it easy with the caravan attached" (drive normally :roll: :lol: :lol: )

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Post by mueslibrown » Wed May 18, 2022 7:55 pm

Me: "Whats the running in procedure for the engine?"
SE: "No need to run in its all done at the factory!"
Me: "Oh"
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Post by Wing Commander » Wed May 18, 2022 8:01 pm

mueslibrown wrote:
Wed May 18, 2022 7:55 pm
Me: "Whats the running in procedure for the engine?"
SE: "No need to run in its all done at the factory!"
Me: "Oh"

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Post by Wing Commander » Wed May 18, 2022 8:05 pm

This is from my Good To Know app, but am pretty sure it’s the same for a Macan.

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