In Reply to: Driving Notes - M3 Manual (more) posted by new M3 on May 14, 1999 at 20:56:28:
: I do a lot of city driving.
: Now, I see in the manual - In stop-n-go driving... maintain engine speed at 3000 for several miles (to avoid deposits in the engine componets)...
: Please refer to the last paragraph under "Driving Notes" just after the section on Break-in Procedures.
: Could someone explain how one could maintain 3000 for sevaral miles on a stop-n-go city driving??
: Engine deposits!! I DONT WANT TO HURT MY M3!
I do a lot of city driving in my new M3 too...
I hadn't seen this line, but I guess maybe
the best thing to do is to avoid upshifting
too rapidly in order to keep the rpm's around
3000... Maybe the idea is that higher rpm's
reduce the amount of engine deposits - since
the motor is already going to be slower than
normal with stop and go...
Either that, or take it out for a spin on
the highway once in a while. :)
If anyone else has any thoughts, I would be
interested too. Thanks.