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Question Breaking in the TDI

Guys and Gals,

I'm anxious to start enjoying the Golf but I'm not sure about what type of trips to take to get it broken in right. Ultimately, it will be Sue's commuter. She has a 40 mile one way trip to work every day - a 3 minute drive from home to the interstate then 65 to 75 curise the rest of the way.

To me, this doesn't seem to be the best course to break it in properly. She took it out the other day and drove around the neighborhood and down to the local store but no interstate driving yet.

What do you all suggest?

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get in it, and drive it like you stole it...

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get in it, and drive it like you stole it...
That's the way my wife drives hers.:smoke: That car really is fun to drive. I giggle like a teenager every time I get rubber in 2nd.:93C_peelo on:

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This car has something like, 40 miles on it now so I'm a little chicken of having her drive it on the interstate at sustained speeds....

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This car has something like, 40 miles on it now so I'm a little chicken of having her drive it on the interstate at sustained speeds....
Dont worry about it man... Those little motors are tough.. Break in periods on engines are nothing like in the past. The components are built with much better materials. The machine work is precise. Almost every caterpillar piece of heavy equipment that rolls off the assembly line might get 10 min of idle time then it is up to 2k to 2500 rpms where it will spend the rest of its life. The most important thing you can do is change the oil after 500 miles to get the import oil out of it. If you checked it new it was most likely a nasty yellow color. Unless they used mobil. I know kubota equipment the first thing you want to do is ditch the oil after break in. That jap oil is nasty and has no grade standards as compared to the U.S. And again the break in periods were critical on older car and equipment when precision machine shops were not so precision and precision bearings were unheard of. And the crankshaft etc. had to actually wear into the bearings for clearance. I am not saying go out there and put a brick on the pedal.. But you will be fine to let her drive it however she wants.:Thumbup:

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