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#407482 "running In" The Car

Posted by molesy66 on 08 September 2014 - 08:38 PM

Just gonna combine all the points here.. 

Basically its safe to change the oil early into ownership of the car, probably after the first 1000-1500 miles or so, even though new engines can take a good thrashing better to make sure there are no contaminants or small particles that can harm the Engine/Turbo or anything else.. 

The long service intervals aren't for fleet users IMO - mainly for the fact fleet cars will do a higher mileage a year (possibly upwards of 20k) and as the service book stipulates its around every 12,500 OR 1 yr **whichever comes first** so your average fleet company could end up servicing their cars 2 times in a year just to keep everything smooth. 

The idea it appeals to them because of long intervals + is pure marketing in a non starter for me, surely they'd go for - high mpg, free/low tax etc etc - also keeps costs down as they're likely to insure a large amount of vehicles. As lease in such high quantities (which are renewed every 2-3 years) they won't be worried about servicing etc 

Take Enterprise for examples, had a Seat from them for 3 days which was 7k overdue for a service...  ^_^  :D 

But for me I'll be taking mine in after around 1000 to get the oils changed and anything that I'm unhappy with sorted.. Turbo on my current car blew around 4k after I got it (at 85k) and its my first new car so needless to say I'm gonna treat her right  ;)

I bet u in 2 or 3 years time u buy anther new car,every time i say to my self I'm going to keep this car I go to fords just to have a look and end up buying a new one lol so will u.

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#407446 My Blue Fiesta St

Posted by molesy66 on 08 September 2014 - 07:53 PM

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(Just a car) u must be in love lol.

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#407406 "running In" The Car

Posted by molesy66 on 08 September 2014 - 07:01 PM

There's some very interesting reading regarding running engines in on the tinternet. Some differ, but the major tuners etc recommend driving it like you stole it for the first 20 miles then normal for 500 miles or so, then change oil/filter.

When I bought a new bike in 2007, I had a free service at 500 miles. I'm sure yamaha put alot of effort into the R6 engine. Why did they want it serviced at 500 miles? Exactly the reason Rick said.

I have a brand new car with nearly 500 on the clock, and it's going in for an oil/filter change very soon. I want this to last ;)

Mines only got to last me two and half years so I'm not too bothered about oil changes thank god.

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#405092 Advanced Eco Driver Achieved! Post Yer Pics!

Posted by molesy66 on 03 September 2014 - 05:45 PM

Now you know folks!
Next time you are sat at the back of that 1 mile queue - it will be James at the front trying to beat his personal best !  :D

So funny

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#380045 Foc Members Occupation

Posted by molesy66 on 29 June 2014 - 07:21 PM

i was an infantry man. married to 5.56mm riffle hehe.but that was long ago.family reasons why i left the army my wife keeps nagging me about it and how difficult for him to raise two child if something happened to me.but i enjoy my army life the best years of my life.

you said how difficult for him u sure u were in the army and not the navy??only joking u got my full respect.i went paint-balling that was enough for me..

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#377218 Photoshop Sea Grey Alloys, Lower 40Mmish ;)

Posted by molesy66 on 22 June 2014 - 05:30 PM

Very nice

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