Oct 17th, 2011, 03:54 AM
HEy new to the forum and just got a 2012 Cooper S Auto. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to break in my car properly? How to drive it? (rough or eco) When to change the oil? ( 20, 600, 100) Etc... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Oct 18th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Congrats on the new Mini, I own an S also and they're great fun.
As for running the car in, they usually cover that in the owners manual so I would take a look through that. It usually involves driving softly, keeping things below X,000 revs for the first X00 miles - Good luck with that in car that enjoys to have it's balls squeezing. :-D
I'm not sure about MINI, but from experience of buying other new cars they gave an interim inspection after a certain period of time, to ensure nothings shaken loose and that all is running smoothly, perhaps speak to the dealer about it?
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:41 PM
You'll want to keep RPM's relatively low as noted by SirRawlins...
But also you don't want to hold the same RPM level for any 'long' periods of time.
YES! Do change the oil out after 1500, 3000, and 6000 miles. It'll remove all the break in shavings.
Make sure to use an approved synthetic oil.