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My car was at the dealership for two weeks to have the Llumar Platinum reapplied since wasn't happy with the first application, and when I got it back on the 14th of September it had 635 miles by the 15th of September it had 1000 miles (image 1) and on the 18th of September it had 1500 miles (image 2). Actually right now it has around 1535 miles total..........

I saw this break-in recommendation by one of the Porsche test drivers but cannot remember the source. Have you guys seen this posted before?

Break-in Recommendation.....

300 miles < 5000 rpm
500 miles < 5500 rpm
700 miles <6000 rpm
900 miles. <6500 rpm
1100 miles <7000 rpm
1300 miles <7500 rpm
 

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Actually, I found the source it was Andreas Preuninger and he felt that the 2000 mile break-in was a bit excessive. He recommended for the first 300 miles keep it under 5000 rpms and increase the limits by 500 rpms for every additional 200 miles.
 

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You must be taking a lot of road trips ha ha--900 miles in four days. I almost matched you when I first picked up my Boxster--750 miles in four days driving around the back roads where I live. Like you I wanted to get to that break-in threshold as soon as I could. As tempted as I was I managed to wait until 2000 miles before I really jumped on it. Admittedly--I did fudge slightly a couple of times.;)
 

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Are we *supposed* to up the rpm? ;) I've taken the suggestion as cautionary maximums.... My 718 Cayman S is 5 weeks old, and just today the odo got up to 3475mi. I'm on a vacation trip from Washington state to SW Colorado with side excursions... today a 310 mile run to Taos NM and back to base. What with the two-lane roads, not a freeway anywhere near, there's some nice break-in variations of throttle and revs while passing and climbing up and down over minor mountain passes. The altitude is 7200 feet here, and so the turbo is a major benefit.

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Are we *supposed* to up the rpm? ;) I've taken the suggestion as cautionary maximums....
I have mostly conformed to the more conservative 4200 rpms up to this point and also did the following while I am in the process of breaking-in the CS: no cruise control to assure I vary the rpms and speed, as soon as I start the car I disable the auto stop/start feature since don't want the oil to drain down from around cylinders when it stops the engine when at a long stop light, I have not used the sports plus mode or the sports response button (though have driven in sport mode with sport exhaust on), have not lugged the engine, and I have not taken the car to the track.....though for me that was the easiest to follow since I don't have any desire to track the car up to this point.
Probably going to change the oil at the 2000 mile point and send a sample off to Blackstone labs for analysis....
 

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You must be taking a lot of road trips ha ha--900 miles in four days. I almost matched you when I first picked up my Boxster--750 miles in four days driving around the back roads where I live. Like you I wanted to get to that break-in threshold as soon as I could. As tempted as I was I managed to wait until 2000 miles before I really jumped on it. Admittedly--I did fudge slightly a couple of times.;)
Clearly, our cars are not going to be garage queens.......I venture to say that we have all exceeded the recommended 4200 rpms on occasion. For me driving the 718, is well, addictive. The sound of that engine in Sports mode with Sport exhaust is amazing. My wife prefers the sound of the engine to the stereo more often then not......

I would't be surprised if I put 20K to 30K miles a year on this car or more........there is no substitute......and I don't even consider myself a car person in general....at least I didn't before test driving then buying a Porsche.
 

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Clearly, our cars are not going to be garage queens.......I venture to say that we have all exceeded the recommended 4200 rpms on occasion. For me driving the 718, is well, addictive. The sound of that engine in Sports mode with Sport exhaust is amazing. My wife prefers the sound of the engine to the stereo more often then not......

I would't be surprised if I put 20K to 30K miles a year on this car or more........there is no substitute......and I don't even consider myself a car person in general....at least I didn't before test driving then buying a Porsche.
HELLS yeah!

I'm just above 900, and have exceeded 4k rpm a few times ... I plan on letting her completely loose around 1,600 miles -- which I should hit on Sunday ...

... 'cause a six-day, five-night, 2,100-mile trek to PEC Atlanta and back starts Saturday. :D
 

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HELLS yeah!

I'm just above 900, and have exceeded 4k rpm a few times ... I plan on letting her completely loose around 1,600 miles -- which I should hit on Sunday ...

... 'cause a six-day, five-night, 2,100-mile trek to PEC Atlanta and back starts Saturday. :D
Very cool......enjoy!
 

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HELLS yeah!

I'm just above 900, and have exceeded 4k rpm a few times ... I plan on letting her completely loose around 1,600 miles -- which I should hit on Sunday ...

... 'cause a six-day, five-night, 2,100-mile trek to PEC Atlanta and back starts Saturday. :D
I am jealous!!! Take lots of pics.:cool:
 

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Made it past the 2000 mile mark on the 1st of October! Tried the Sports Plus mode for the first time, and man was that a blast.....literally a blast. Great car; this car moves and pulls hard all the way to redline.
The engine sounds strong and rhythmic and I think I am going to get allot of life out of this car. I know there are faster cars out there but this is the fastest car I ever had and it's an incredible thrill to drive.......
 

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Made it past the 2000 mile mark on the 1st of October! Tried the Sports Plus mode for the first time, and man was that a blast.....literally a blast. Great car; this car moves and pulls hard all the way to redline.
The engine sounds strong and rhythmic and I think I am going to get allot of life out of this car. I know there are faster cars out there but this is the fastest car I ever had and it's an incredible thrill to drive.......
I'm back from my driving vacation ... now at 3,727 miles. And still with temporary tags on the car! :eek:

The car definitely gets cacophonous approaching redline. If you have Sport Chrono, I suggest starting to play with the Sport Response button. It's amazeballs (to the wall) ... one thing I learned how to do during my PEC Atlanta session was to activate Launch Control, too. LOTS of fun, though something I wouldn't use very often ...

One observation: The 718 is so balanced and planted, it basically feels the same dynamically at 110 as it does at 45 or 50. Ask me how I know. >:D
 

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I'm back from my driving vacation ... now at 3,727 miles. And still with temporary tags on the car! :eek:

The car definitely gets cacophonous approaching redline. If you have Sport Chrono, I suggest starting to play with the Sport Response button. It's amazeballs (to the wall) ... one thing I learned how to do during my PEC Atlanta session was to activate Launch Control, too. LOTS of fun, though something I wouldn't use very often ...

One observation: The 718 is so balanced and planted, it basically feels the same dynamically at 110 as it does at 45 or 50. Ask me how I know. >:D
Absolutely....best car I ever drove. My wife and I test drove a 2016 GT3 at West Houston in our quest for the car that would be the most fun to own.......though, we found that with the 718 CS.

I hit 127 mph but I have to admit there was nothing inadvertent about it.....my wife's comments when I hit 100+ it felt like we were in the 60 mph range. After passing the 2000 mile mark.....that Sports Plus is incredibly fun now I need to try the Sports Response Thrill next....
 

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