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Old 08-29-2016, 03:21 AM   #1
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Question Winn Sprinter Diesel Engine Break In

No, I was not robed. Just a question on the first 1,000 miles. I've read those miles are important in breaking in The Mercedes engine. Buying locally I'm about 1,200 miles from the factory with no idea who drove it to the dealership. Did they baby it like I would or barrel down the interstate at 80 mph because they get paid by the transport and not by the hour.

I could find a dealer close to the factory, like Lichtsinn and get one with less than 50 miles in it and break it in myself. How important is this to compensate the inconvenience of flying to Forest City verses a couple of hours drive to buy locally. Appreciate all opinions, thanks.

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Old 08-29-2016, 09:52 AM   #2
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Babying a diesel isn't a great break in procedure, the owners manual would provide info on proper break in , things to avoid like extended idle periods, lugging the engine , WOT, even the use of cruise control during the first number of miles, will be in the manual.
Highway driven would be a better break in than sitting in traffic, provided extended periods of WOT are avoided.

EDIT: Here's some reading for you on the subject.


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That helps Skip, thanks
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