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Upon picking up my car, the salesman told me there's no steadfast break-in procedure but if I wanted to be "really picky", I shouldn't rev over 4000 until after 1500km.<P>I guess I'm being "really picky", so are there any additional tips you know about? I have been varying the rpm's widely as it's a common suggestion by others I've asked.<P>TKS!
 

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Coastal, <P>I was told the same thing. I initially was trying not to rev the engine over 3-4K. But when I brought my car back to have the remotes replaced and mentioned this to the service rep, he told me that there is no break in period. He said I should drive it like I normally would in order to let the transmission adapt to my driving style. I told him I normally like to do brake stands and neutral drops! Would the transmission adapt to that? <P>So, drive it like you stole it! <P>Frank<P>P.S. Despite what my service rep said, I still couldn't help but baby it for the first 1,000 miles or so. Keep a good eye on the oil level in the beginning, too. Check it every fill up.<BR><P>
 

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This seems to be the concensus from Volvo owners...<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<BR>today's turbo engines, it is not really necessary to wait before shutting the engine<BR>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!<P>-Drew
 

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OK, I HAVE to finally ask this burning question that I've had for a while (actually, I guess it's more of a musing, than a real question) - <P>I keep hearing about the 30-second idle to cool the turbo, and I don't see how pulling into my garage and idling would be helping to cool the turbo any more than simply driving the car, off the turbo, for the same amount of time or longer. (how's that for a long sentence?) Do people really get off the freeway and immediately shut the engine down and screach to a halt in their driveway? Personally, I exit the freeway where I may or may not have been on the turbo, cruise along through my neighborhood at about 25mph, and eventually park about three minutes after any chance of being on the turbo. And I live pretty darn close to the freeway. Or maybe others are on the turbo around town more than I am?<P>Just wondering if driving around slowly counts for my turbo-cooling time. Seems a waste of gas and time to idle after putting along city streets.<P>Here's how hot the turbo can get when run wide-open for 24 hours.<P> <IMG SRC="http://darelldd.com/misc/hotturbo.jpg"> <P>Probably don't do this for the first 1000 miles <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><BR>- Darell<BR><p>[This message has been edited by darell (edited 03-31-2001).]
 
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