Break in hints for the first 2,000 miles/3,000 kilometers
The following tips will be helpful in obtaining optimum performance from your new Porsche.
Despite the most modern, high-precision manufacturing methods, the moving parts must still wear in with each other. This wearing-in occurs mainly in the first 2,000 miles/3,000 kilometers.
There may be a slight stiffness in the steering, gear-shifting or other controls during the break-in period which will gradually disappear.
Break in brake pads and brake discs
New brake pads and discs have to be "broken in", and therefore only attain optimal friction when the car has covered several hundred miles or km. The slightly reduced braking ability must be compensated for by pressing the brake pedal harder. This also applies whenever the brake pads and brake discs are replaced.
New tires do not have maximum traction. They tend to be slippery.
Engine oil and fuel consumption
During the break-in period oil and fuel consumption may be higher than normal.
As always, the rate of oil consumption depends on the quality and viscosity of oil, the speed at which the engine is operated, the climate and road conditions, as well as the amount of dilution and oxidation of the lubricant.