Posted by Alan T. on December 26, 1998 at 20:21:21:
In Reply to: what i did... posted by Bruce on December 26, 1998 at 19:24:56:
: btw- break in in to 1240 not 1000
: run the rpms up 500 each tank of gas....so with the first tank after 1240 i went to 5000 rpms, the next to 5500, etc til i got to red line
: 98 M roadster
Why take an engine with only 1K to 1.5K to redline? All your torque is around 4Kr.p.m. anyway so what's the sense. I don't redline my engine that much but I waited until at least 3K. Miles before I came close. If you want an engine to last a long time, it's worth not beating it up too badly when it's new. You can still have a lot of fun without redlining it. Just my thoughts.