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Post by AutoSleepyDon on Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:53 pm

How long is the run in period for a Peugeot van conversion? Actually a 2017 2.0 160hp Warwick Duo but I guess they are all the same.

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Re: running in

Post by Paulmold on Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:05 pm

I didn't think any manufacturer required a running in period these days


https://www.theaa.com/car-buying/running-in-a-new-car

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Post by Spospe on Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:23 pm

Agree with Paulmold, but tyre manufacturers have in the past often recommend a 50 mile period to allow the tyres to bed-in before doing anything exciting.
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Post by Greyhound on Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:32 pm

Don't think it's mentioned in the owners manual either.

I just used sensible practice when I first picked it up.

People forget it's not just the engine that needs taking it easy with.  You're on fresh tyres, brake pads, suspension etc.

It all needs a good few miles to bed in and settle.  Just be sensible with the first few hundred miles and should be fine.
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Post by AutoSleepyDon on Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:26 pm

so the first service is 2 years or 30,000 miles?
i.e. no oil change at 1,000 miles or such like.
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Post by Justus2 on Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:30 am

AutoSleepyDon wrote:so the first service is 2 years or 30,000 miles?
i.e. no oil change at 1,000 miles or such like.


Correct, better oils and better engineering mean no need for anything till its 2 years old. Mine is approaching that age now. I understand though, that although servicing takes place every 2 years, where as my VW Polo for example is every year or 20k,  the van service will be roughly twice the price of the VW's annual service. There is therefore no saving as such for the owner, done half as often but costs twice as much.. My nearest Fiat Commercial dealer ( cos mines a Fiat ) said it will be around £450 for it's first service when I phoned to check a year ago.... winks
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Post by pstallwood on Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:46 pm

On my previous Fiat based van I used to have a low mileage service - this was recommended by the Fiat garage. Ask about it as it was much less than £450 - sorry can't give the exact figure as paperwork has all gone.

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Post by Justus2 on Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:25 pm

pstallwood wrote:On my previous Fiat based van I used to have a low mileage service - this was recommended by the Fiat garage. Ask about it as it was much less than £450 - sorry can't give the exact figure as paperwork has all gone.

Many Thanks, I will bear that in mind when I book it in.
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Post by crosgor on Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:21 pm

It seems sensible not to thrash it in low gear high revs for at least a thousand miles or so, people often comment that the mpg improves with age, so something must be easing in initially.  Just bought my first ever new car diesel Yeti and mpg is terrible 45 should be well north of 50 only done 700 miles.
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Post by Paulmold on Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:45 pm

The first brand new car I ever bought was a Skoda Octavia. Was doing about 42 mpg to start with. By the time I'd done 30k it was doing 55 mpg. It was used as a taxi.

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Castrol sign

Post by biffobear on Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:37 pm

I havn't seen one of those rear window stickers by Castrol for years, probably the late '60's "Running in please pass" we were so polite back then. look here
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