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Old 07-05-2002, 03:28   #1 (permalink)
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roll When is a motor run in??

How many k's on the car before you would say its run in??

My EL2 XR8 2/98 has 77,898km and ford told me its well run in.

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I agree with Ford, that would be well run in by now. Should be performing excellently so long as it's been serviced and maintained well.
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Doesn't it say in the owners manual? I thought it was only 5000 kms or something. hehe
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Haha, beat you by a matter of seconds Jack...

But 5000 k's would be about right.
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D'oh! Well at least I wasn't wrong with the 5,000 estimate. If I actually had a new car, though, I'd probably run it in a lot longer than that.
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New cars are well and truly run in by the time the customer gets them. Transport, dealer staff, pre-delivery test drives.... (he he he).
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I reckon I'm only starting to get the best out of my rebuilt EFI Windsor lately. And that's with 40,000km on it!

I remember the police saying that the big Clevelands started giving their best at around 100,000......good things come with time and patience!

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New cars are well and truly run in by the time the customer gets them. Transport, dealer staff, pre-delivery test drives.... (he he he).
yes, thats probably why so many GenIIIs use oil, they are flogged from day one....
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How would a whalloper know?... they only ever had their Clevelands for 40k
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