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Yeahhh after six months I finally have 1984 miles on my 2015 Boxster S reaching the end of car breaking period. I can explore above 4200 RPM on the regular basis and hear what the engine sounds with PSE and feel the torque pull until reaching redline. I didn't want to take chances with my engine as there were a lot of blown engines back in 1997 with the 986 and a lot of owners said they didnt abuse the car and followed proper care. New engines
were a lot back then and still are a lot of money today.

The 986 engine was sweet with musical sound past 5k RPM all the way to redline, and this with only 201 horses and 181 lbs of torque. Im so glad I got the PSE as I feel the 981 is too quiet with it off. A proper sport car should have an audible sound distinctive to it in my opinion. And the stock 981 is even quieter even when you press on the gas. Different strokes for different folks but if I wanted a quiet car I would get another Lexus as those cars are super quiet but really comfy, nice, reliables, etc, etc.

So I hope happy times are ahead of me with no or minor engine problems as I did my job following proper care during breaking period and as I have never had any problems with any of my other cars I have had before except my first car (a Ford Escort) piece of junk a long long time ago.:cheers:
 

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OK then ..... go have fun!!!
 
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And that my friends concludes today's wild tale of hasty, impetuous recklessness.

tl;dr: Enjoy the beast!!
 

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How do I politely say you've been a sucker keeping below 4200 RPM when Porsche doesn't constrain the rest of the world with a specific RPM limit during break in?

Anyway, glad you can finally enjoy the car!
 
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How do I politely say you've been a sucker keeping below 4200 RPM when Porsche doesn't constrain the rest of the world with a specific RPM limit during break in?

Anyway, glad you can finally enjoy the car!
Boxster GTS Manual said on first page keep revs below 4200 RPM during break in period (approx 2000 miles)
 

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Does anyone know if the long break in period is sensible? It seems excessive and overly conservative.

Any thoughts or more expertise would be helpful. Lpskierj
 

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Does anyone know if the long break in period is sensible? It seems excessive and overly conservative.

Any thoughts or more expertise would be helpful. Lpskierj
One piece of evidence that it is excessive and overly conservative is this: demo cars are frequently driven from day one above the break-in limit. Yet, they retain their full warranty and we don't hear about engine problems from the many who have purchased these cars and, I suspect Planet-9 is the place we'd be hearing about such problems. This doesn't prove anything but I find such evidence suggestive. Also, as another poster mentioned above, there are other countries in which apparently PAG has created less conservative directions on exactly the same vehicles. Some of these issues are cultural. The Germans tend to be cautious. I'd have to guess if these cars were coming out of Italy the break-in directions for the very same engines might have been less restrictive. 'Just a thought.
 

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Does anyone know if the long break in period is sensible? It seems excessive and overly conservative.

Any thoughts or more expertise would be helpful. Lpskierj
No one here has a strong opinion. :hilarious:
 

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Thanks for the response. I agree that it is probably not necessary to follow the break in religiously, but that it would be advisable to keep engine speed below @ 4200 and vary engine rpm for at least 1000 miles and slowly increase max rpms for the next 1000 miles, but it still seems like a long time for normal break in.
 

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Thanks for the response. I agree that it is probably not necessary to follow the break in religiously, but that it would be advisable to keep engine speed below @ 4200 and vary engine rpm for at least 1000 miles and slowly increase max rpms for the next 1000 miles, but it still seems like a long time for normal break in.
I'm at 1100 miles and plan to follow this plan for the next 1000 miles.. generally keep below 4200, but run a couple run-ups to 5000, then 6000 rpm... I'll save the full red-line runs until fully broken in !1 hehehe
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