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Ok, I understand that car is best left alone otherwise I'll have to pay dearly later on for a new clutch, etc....<p>So do I baby it at all speeds or just don't try to do the 0-60 thing? What about higher speeds?<p>I'm new the sport car and I think I should have had these answers earlier but better late than never.<p>
 

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Re: How Much Babying Should I Do? (haciendadad)

Are you talking about the "break-in" period or in general? If it's the break-in then just drive normally for the first 3000-4000 miles and try to keep the revs below 4-5k rpms and avoid WOT sprints. After break-in, however hard you drive the car is up to you. It's your car. It's up to you to decide how much you want to spend on gas, replacement tires, oil changes, and all possible maintence issues that comes with driving hard. This car doesn't have to be babied too much. Just let it warm up completely before going nuts and don't hate your clutch too much. Also let your turbo cool down after driving hard as per another thread on the forums. Just have fun and be safe. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How Much Babying Should I Do? (haciendadad)

If you're protecting the clutch, just don't do any burnouts or long shifts. Think 5-60 (not 0-60) and have fun.<p>Tom.
 

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Thanks Guys!<p>I have to admit, I was pretty stupid during the breakin period just showing off to a couple of friends. I was naive, I get it now!<br>
 

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What you should do during break-in is contraversial. Some say baby it, some say just go for it but whatever you do make sure the engine is properly warm and that doesn't mean look at the temp gauge on your dash. That's engine water temp NOT the oil temp, which is more important. It takes a good 15-20 minutes of driving for the oil temp to reach optimum temps.
 
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