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I was ecstatic to get my BS a few weeks ago though bummed I wouldn't be able to drive it hard for a while.

Well, I'm finding that the car is a blast even when driving it within break-in limits!

Maybe it's the torque and response of the new and improved motor that helps make it so fun. And/or the sublime handling. Either way... I'm a happy camper and so far very satisfied with my car even without pushing it (yet).

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When o bought mine it was on the limit for the brake in and i was a bit cautious Before i got the feel regarding handling etc.
The feeling to be able to start to push things are out of this World :)
 

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Mine has 1600 miles on it so I'm not quite there. I have about 400 miles (640 km) remaining before it's broken in.

But as said above, even when driving gently, it has plenty of power to keep up with traffic. In my case, I have never had the boost gauge above 3psi.

I do know what a fully broken-in car feels like because I drove a car just like mine flat out on the track at the Porsche Experience Center. And I can't wait to flog mine! :)

Porsche recommends that you drive it for longer drives (not short runs). Limit stop/start runs and drive your new 718 for at least 30 minutes or more each time you drive it. I was driving my new Cayman back from Atlanta to New Jersey so that was easy for me.

Also, vary speeds.....so don't use cruise control.
 

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OT: Trip back to NYC

I was driving my new Cayman back from Atlanta to New Jersey so that was easy for me.

aeronca65tl: thanks for the info. I will be picking up my Cayman GTS on Tuesday 7/10 in Atlanta, and driving back to NYC. Any must-do items on the road home? Currently plotted out to take the Blue Ridge Parkway then Skyline Drive...
 

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aeronca65tl: thanks for the info. I will be picking up my Cayman GTS on Tuesday 7/10 in Atlanta, and driving back to NYC. Any must-do items on the road home? Currently plotted out to take the Blue Ridge Parkway then Skyline Drive...
I responded to you in another post but check this link for details of our trip back to NJ ----> www.npmccabe.org/
 

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I found that even with the Base 981 keeping <4,000 rpm was not a hardship. And, now, when I take delivery of my 2019 Base I am REALLY not concerned about the break in when max torque is available at 1950 rpm and that torque is 66 lb-ft greater than my 981 Base is at max available torque.
 

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It has a BOOST gauge? Where is that hidden.

I'm still learning a lot about this car..

Multi function gauge (to the right of the tach).

It's just under the fuel level gauge.
 

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Hmmm.... that field is not displayed on my multi-function gauge.

below the fuel gauge I only have oil temp, oil pressure and water temp.

But I see you can program what is displayed . I will have to program that one in there.


Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Hmmm.... that field is not displayed on my multi-function gauge.

below the fuel gauge I only have oil temp, oil pressure and water temp.

But I see you can program what is displayed . I will have to program that one in there.


Thanks for the heads up.
It should look like this (easy to switch from Imperial to Metric).
 

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Hmmm.... that field is not displayed on my multi-function gauge.

below the fuel gauge I only have oil temp, oil pressure and water temp.

But I see you can program what is displayed . I will have to program that one in there.


Thanks for the heads up.
Some of the options are less than easy to find, and some can only be accessed while the car is parked.

(While I love the fact that the cars are obviously designed by car people, I'm less impressed by the computer interface being designed by computer people.)
 

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Regarding break-in period, Porsche Canada recommend 2000 km; Porsche USA recommend 2000 miles. Frankly I don't understand this - 2000 km is about 1243 miles. These are the exact same cars and Canadian driving conditions and gas quality are pretty much the same as in the US. In fact, both the salesperson and delivery specialist said break-in wasn't really necessary. Hence, I compromised and kept it relatively easy for only 1000 miles.
 

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Also, when you feel comfortable doing so, flooring the gas pedal in 2nd gear (manual transmission) is eye opening.
Wow, yeah, that makes no sense (2000km vs 2000mi). I'll try to pin them down some when I take delivery next week and report back....

I've generally found in sports cars that 2nd and 3rd gears tend to put the biggest smiles on my face... :) :)

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Regarding break-in period, Porsche Canada recommend 2000 km; Porsche USA recommend 2000 miles. Frankly I don't understand this - 2000 km is about 1243 miles. These are the exact same cars and Canadian driving conditions and gas quality are pretty much the same as in the US. In fact, both the salesperson and delivery specialist said break-in wasn't really necessary. Hence, I compromised and kept it relatively easy for only 1000 miles.
...definitely odd. I wonder what the official statement from Porsche would be regarding the difference
between Canadian 2000km vs US 2000 mile break-in period recommendations?
 
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