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Are these the same for the diesel and gas vehicles?
 

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I will try so hard, as I want to take good care of an engine I plan on having for a long time... but I also know i'll fail :p. It will just be too tempting to push it.
 

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Sounds like some long road trips are in order and a complete ban on anyone but me driving it for first 2K miles.
 

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Yes I believe you need to take some precautions not to stress a new engine, but I also believe that overly babying it isn't the answer either.
 

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So, once you do 2000 miles, Jag is ok with track days? Awesome!
 

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I will try so hard, as I want to take good care of an engine I plan on having for a long time... but I also know i'll fail :p. It will just be too tempting to push it.
I'm with Peter!

Also, all of my driving is city driving, so it will be REALLY hard for me to "avoid cold starts followed by short distance driving." Based on the mileage I put on my cars, it will also take me about 4 months to do the "break in"...
 
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I'll try to follow but I'm sure I won't be able to. Hopefully I can get a 1000 miles in before I Take a Cali trip with it.
 

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I'm with Peter!

Also, all of my driving is city driving, so it will be REALLY hard for me to "avoid cold starts followed by short distance driving." Based on the mileage I put on my cars, it will also take me about 4 months to do the "break in"...
It took me almost a year to put that mileage on my Evoque. I think some long road trips are in order!
 
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I've had the luck and fortune (as in fortunately being able to somehow get no matter what the means >:)) a lot of new cars over the last 30 years. I've always broke them in nice and slow. I also don't believe in these new "10,000 mile break in oil change" as they say in these new cars. I would never go more than 2000 miles on a new car without it's first oil change. In fact some of them I did at 1000 miles. Just made me feel better.

We won't be putting a lot of miles on the FPace, but sure as s*** you can bet my wife is going to ride off into the horizon the second she gets her new Jag. Can you say "Casino run?" :laugh:
 

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I always followed at least until first oil change. I will not put my new vehicle in some new drivers hands or share with family members.

What if your dealer test drives and allows your FE's for test driving?
 

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Yeah I generally take it easy with the first 1k miles but after that I very rapidly start driving normally (cough aggressively cough). Engines, though more complex than ever, are more resilient than most people think. The most detrimental thing you can do to any car, new or old, is to never let it get to operating temp. Short drives = short lifespan for the car.
 

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If I have my F-Pace by 3rd week of MAy, that will leave me two months to break it in before I take it on a long road trip in 3 months to Minnesota. That is 1,000 miles each way. Nothing but highway, peddle to the floor. Screaming down the road in the left lane, across state after state, stereo blasting The Eagles and ZZ Top, no stops except for gas. I, haven't done that since my 20s. I wonder if I still have the stamina. There is only one way to find out. And I have the green light from the wife.
 

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If I have my F-Pace by 3rd week of MAy, that will leave me two months to break it in before I take it on a long road trip in 3 months to Minnesota. That is 1,000 miles each way. Nothing but highway, peddle to the floor. Screaming down the road in the left lane, across state after state, stereo blasting The Eagles and ZZ Top, no stops except for gas. I, haven't done that since my 20s. I wonder if I still have the stamina. There is only one way to find out. And I have the green light from the wife.
"Screaming down the road in the left lane" and then you hit Chicago. Nothing but brake lights and toll booths. Better make sure you hit the Illinois border at about 2:00 in the morning, then you'll be fine.>:)
 

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I'm with Peter!

Also, all of my driving is city driving, so it will be REALLY hard for me to "avoid cold starts followed by short distance driving." Based on the mileage I put on my cars, it will also take me about 4 months to do the "break in"...
I wish it would take me 4 months...more like 5 weeks!
 

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So, did you do a slow break in?

Just curious about those of you who have had your ride for a while, did you do your version of breaking in the engine?

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I took it easy for the first 2000 miles. Not using Sport or Dynamic mode. Keeping the RPMs under 4K. It took me all of 2.5 weeks to reach that distance. After that its been hammer down quite a bit.
 

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I took it easy for the first 2000 miles. Not using Sport or Dynamic mode. Keeping the RPMs under 4K. It took me all of 2.5 weeks to reach that distance. After that its been hammer down quite a bit.
Is not using Sport or Dynamic mode recommended or what that just your method of break in. Vehicle is here in a couple of weeks and I have reading up on what I should and should not do. Since most of my driving at this time of the year is city driving it is next to impossible not to do cold starts with short distances.
 
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