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Old 09-14-2004, 16:35   #1 (permalink)
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Running in my new BA.

Not up to date with the new cars of today lads, but I'll pick up my new BA ute on Friday.
Whats the latest on running in a new car nowdays?
Last time I did it was for an asmatic XC 250, which involved 90k/h for 500ks
with the odd squirt here and there(not that it had much to give)
But this was new rings not a new motor. Whats the latest???
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:46   #2 (permalink)
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All i was told was not to baby it but dont overkill it and vary speeds and dont let it idle for too long for the first 1500kms.
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Old 09-15-2004, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
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Cheers Fordy, I'll try and keep it out of Brisbane City.
Not known or it's smooth traffic!
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Old 09-15-2004, 03:18   #4 (permalink)
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drive it like you stole it
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Old 09-15-2004, 03:36   #5 (permalink)
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Nice pic Mark,
Was this taken leaving the dealership?
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Old 09-15-2004, 03:54   #6 (permalink)
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You are confused now, arent you baman. Rod(above) is the one who drove Marks(other thread) ute.
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Old 09-15-2004, 04:05   #7 (permalink)
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all to hard, cant wait till Friday
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Old 09-15-2004, 04:34   #8 (permalink)
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greetings Fordy
its either baman or me that is confused
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Re: Running in my new BA.

Drive it like you stole it.. but only after it warms up to normal operating temp.. if you are getting an 8 the needle should hopefully sit around the 1/3 position on the gauge when she's ready for action. If you are getting a 6 then.... I have no idea..

Whatever you get I hope you enjoy it.

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Old 09-16-2004, 03:56   #10 (permalink)
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Drive it hard, but dont redline it till you clock about 1000km's
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