Just ride it.
I've got a 750 DCT coming and was just wondering what the running procedure will be?
I know there are two trains of thought regarding running in a new engine, either taking it easy or giving it a damn good thrashing.
I'll be taking the first option for sure but what I'd like to know is this, what does the manual advise for this, I'm guessing it'll just stay in D mode for the first 600 miles, or is it best to use all the gearbox modes but just take it easy?
Just ride it.
Ah many thanks, I searched using as many different ways of phrasing it as I weren't sure what you guys would call it, breaking in, I didn't think of that one.
The first bit of advice I would give you is do not do short journeys on it from first start up. Spin it freely and do not allow the engine to lug. I picked mine up at the shop and went straight out to the countryside where I promptly put 150kms on it before I brought it home. I used backroads so that the gearbox was used a lot. Steady cruising even at run in pace is a total no no.
It's a DCT, just ride it like 670cc recommends. The gears will sort themselves out and you can't over rev a DCT anyway.
Its in the owners manual
Edited to add ..... dealer suggested dino oil for first change, and wait for second before using synthetic to allow best break-in.
My last BMW I remember this was their suggestion as well.
Last edited by NCX19; 14th July 2019 at 11:44.