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I know that nowadays we don't "run in" the engine and gearbox etc. I was, however instructed not to labour the engine and keep the revs down for the first "couple of hundred miles".
What is the score? Do we "run them in" or not?

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I think the instructions you were given are in effect the 'running-in' instructions for the modern engines.

Bear in mind that your tyres also need 'running-in' for a similar period to achieve maximum effectiveness.

My previous car, a Toyota Celica T Sport had instructions to keep revs below 2000 rpm in all gears and run-in the tyres for a few hundred miles before squealing around corners. It was happy doing 8,200 rpm in all gears later but some passengers thought the engine would jump out lol.

I would think following something along those line would be of benefit to your engine and gearbox although, I don't know what maximum revs to suggest. I just tend to keep this engine running quietly.

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OK Makem, I am not a "boy racer" so mostly I manage to keep to the instructions.
It's a bit hard to keep the revs down though, that engine (120 PS) really wants to go!

Today I crept upto 70 mph which gave about 3,000 RPM and light throttle so within limits.

I was told to keep to 2,000 to 3,000rpm so that's what I will do.

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