Posted by Daryl Welsh on November 12, 1998 at 09:31:28:
In Reply to: Re: Breaking in posted by jeff on November 12, 1998 at 00:05:35:
I picked up a E48 328 yesterday and my dealer explained that the engines on e46 models (both the 2.5 and 2.8) are broken in at the factory. Oils are drained, refilled and then the engines are put into the cars.
This is one of the key reasons the recommend first service interval is not until 15,000 Miles.