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To Any One Out There,<P>I will be taking possession of a T-5 in 2 weeks. Would appreciate any advice/suggestions on breaking in the new car ie engine oil specifications, break in distance with allowable speed/revs. When would you recommend swithching to synthetics.<P>Thanks in advance. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/confused.gif">
 

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Hi Damyeu,<P>Some post on a few volvo sites say that you should not go beyond 75MPH (about 120kmh)for the first 1200Miles (2000Kmh). Another say that you should wait about 10-30seconds before shutting down the car especially if you had driven it hard, this is to lubricate the Turbo? ANyway for oils most recommend that you use synthetics as the car is high performing with high temperature. <P>SM Motors says that there are no break-in period for the car and to use synthetics. Following is a post from someone in Sweden regarding this (I think this is probably correct).<P>I got my S60 T5 for 2 months ago.<P>Let me see if I can answer your questions based on what<BR>my dealer, the person who has the responsibility of <BR>maintenance and Volvo has told me (I'm from Sweden<BR>so this is what they say here):<P>1) Today you no longer need to wait 6 months before <BR>machinewashing the car. Actually most new S60:s are<BR>machinewashed when washing away the transport-<BR>protection.<P>2) I would recommend you to wait the 6 months before<BR>doing a "real" waxing of the car. Now the waxing<BR>from a machinewash isn't really the same... so<BR>that should be no problem.<P>3) You should always drive carefull and not apply<BR>any pressure to the engine when the oil is cold,<BR>no matter turbo or no turbo.<P>4) Today the engine doesn't really need an brake-in <BR>period. I still would recommend to be a bit more<BR>carefull in the beginning, but Volvo told me that<BR>being carefull is not the same as keeping the<BR>speed below av certain figure, rather being sure<BR>that you use the correct gear etc when driving. It<BR>seems that what you want to do when you "brake-in"<BR>your engine is to use the horsepowers of your car<BR>and not the torque. So instead of doing 40 mph in<BR>5-th gear (although it works) you should shift<BR>to 4th gear and keep the rpm where your engine <BR>has the horsepowers. In fact a repairman told me<BR>that the best "braked-in" engines he's worked with<BR>were the ones where the driver "drove as hell" from<BR>the very beginning.<P>Now this info is based on what I've been told. I've<BR>followed these recommendations when I got my old<BR>S40 T4 and my S60 T5 and at least the S40's engine<BR>often got remarks when doing the regular service <BR>where they asked if I had tuned it... The S60 is<BR>to early to say yet so I can't give you any result<BR>info there.<P>Hope you have fun with your S60, I did!
 

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Everything that was said above is pretty good...<P>1. Do not go above 75 mph for the first 1200 miles.<P>2. Keep the revs below 4500 rpm, but it is good to vary engine speed during the break in period. Just drive normally, but don't overtax the engine.<P>3. Most people agree that using synthetic on turbocharged engines is the best way to go right from the start. Most Volvo turbo owners agree that Mobile 1 is the best synthetic.<P>4. Volvo and Saab both have a long and distingushed record for turbocharging. With today's turbo engines, it is not really necessary to wait before shutting the engine down, but it would be a good practice if you want long and useful turbo life. Waiting 30 seconds lets the turbine spin down and lets the oil circulate freely before the engine is turned off.<P>I hope this helps! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>Everything that was said above is pretty good...<P>1. Do not go above 75 mph for the first 1200 miles.<P>2. Keep the revs below 4500 rpm, but it is good to vary engine speed during the break in period. Just drive normally, but don't overtax the engine.<P>3. Most people agree that using synthetic on turbocharged engines is the best way to go right from the start. Most Volvo turbo owners agree that Mobile 1 is the best synthetic.<P>4. Volvo and Saab both have a long and distingushed record for turbocharging. With today's turbo engines, it is not really necessary to wait before shutting the engine down, but it would be a good practice if you want long and useful turbo life. Waiting 30 seconds lets the turbine spin down and lets the oil circulate freely before the engine is turned off.<P>I hope this helps! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>-Drew</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You've been a great help!<P>Let me know whenever you have pearls of wisdom for new turbo car owners like myself.<P>Damyeu <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>
 

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Anyone know of good basic car maintaince sites (preferably specific to S60s)? I'd like to make sure I'm doing the best job I possibly can right from the start.<P>Just got a 2.4T, which explains why I'm not in bed yet <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif">
 

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Congrats! I'll be getting my T-5 the day after. Then we can communicate at this unearthly hour again.<P>A useful site is <A HREF="http://www.volvospy.com/." TARGET=_blank>http://www.volvospy.com/.</A> <P>The forum on the S60 gets hit every day.<P>One word of warning, some of the guys there nitpick over the littlest detail. Read between the lines and you will get the advice you need.<BR>
 

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damyeu,<P>Did you get your new S60 T-5 yet? Looking forward to your impressions! We need some more pics from owners. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew
 

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Will be getting it 1/2 hour. I will definitely post my reply to you. If the tst drive was anything to go by, I should be thrilled to the core. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>How goes the medical studies?<P>Damyeu<BR>
 

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It is long and tiring, there is a long road ahead of me! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> Sometimes I want to take the road less traveled... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 02-09-2001).]
 
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