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Does anyone know Renaults recommend run in distance for an engine? Get me Cup on September the 8th and dont want to do it any damage but know ill be very keen to give a good booting to see if its as quick as everyone says!
im the only one who ragged it from day one (run in from the fatory) and the only one who hasnt had problems with theirs?
As i said before, not only do thrashed engines run better (Toms (who my dad was in chrge of) toyota racing team only used thrashed engines from mile 1). And its just a ploy by renault to get you to waste 6 months or so ( in terms of GR haha) pootling about and wasting your potential warrenty use if anything did go wrong.
Well, my mate has nailed his 172 from day one and that aint given any hassle in 24k miles, plus the Cup in our local dealer has been r@ped from day 1 by a couple of peeps so far (me & Captain among them) and I have no doubts that it will be fine too.
I know a few peeps that never bothered running their cars in and theyve never had any problems.
As long as the oil is changed *regularly* for the first couple of thousand miles, then it will be fine.
Clio manual says 625 miles keeping the revs below 3500rpm and not exceeding 80mph. I have just finished running in mine as I have a lot of bad luck and do not want to give Renault any excuse if anything goes wrong with the car.
Still the car becomes a beast after 4000rpm. WOW!!!!!