aspirated engines. I broke my V8 S4 in moderately hard but didn't redline my 08 A3 2.0T till 500 miles. I did get the revs up to around 4-5 in 2nd and let it rev down, with the engine doing the braking and things like that. What is the consensus?
West Coast Guido
02-15-2008, 05:10 PM
I just got one but am breaking it in by driving normal, but stepping on it once in while, revving through the gears. Only got 350 miles on it. Let you know how it comes out.
02-17-2008, 04:09 PM
I think I read about it in the Audi manual, you know the thing that most people only use it to answer how-to questions. Not only should you keep the RPM's reasonable but do not don't hold the RPM's at a constant level for a long time (ie. cruise-control during highway travel).
03-19-2008, 01:52 AM
dont need to run it in, dont push it hard when engine is still cold and dont hold it on very high rpms for long periods on end
04-01-2011, 03:08 AM
I read some articles on this from different sources and what i gather from all them is..
Not to keep your RPMs steady for to long fluctuate them.
Always properly warm it up before driving "normally" or "spirited".
Let the engine go through with engine breaking...(so bring it up to like 5k RPMs or so and let the engine in the same gear wind down and bring it back up(not in Neutral) do this with multiple gears if not all of them..
hope i could help..
From personal experience with buddy's and such, my friend got a Z06 drove it as hard as he could and he is now close to 50k miles with nothing wrong. (that's not turbo i know but id do the same just let it warm up before you drive hard)
Hope it helps. ;]
04-03-2011, 11:50 PM
I usually wait until it is warmed up and then have fun with it. There are so many different opinions with no real evidence for either side. Audi engineers these cars extremely well. I don't think you'll have problems either way.
04-16-2011, 06:42 PM
Which is the better engine for the Q5,, 2.0 or 3.2 ??