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Hi Guys

I get my XF on Thursday and I'm interested to know if there is a run-in schedule for it. I'd love to stretch it's legs on day one, but do I need to take it gentle for a few thousand miles?

Cheers Kenny
 

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There is no official running-in procedure (as far as the Diesel 2.7 is concerned, not sure about other engines). It is recommended that you 'exercise' the engine by driving on all kinds of roads (town and motorway driving).

What you should realise is that the tyres and brakes will need bedding in. This can take several hundred miles. So, be careful about taking corners at very high speed until you've covered, say, 500 miles at least.

As for the engine, just drive it normally. The auto-gearbox and engine management system will protect you from over-revs. Personally, I wouldn't try the manual mode until you've got a few miles under your belt but even then it won't let you break the engine!

Good luck for Thursday and let us know what you think.
 
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