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DRIVING TIPS Things to remember when driving
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Things to remember when driving
Break-in period
Moving parts need breaking-in time to adjust to
each other. Please follow the instructions below
in order to achieve the optimal service life and
economy of operation for your vehicle.
Engine and differential
Always obey all official speed limits.
Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Drive at varying engine and road speeds, but do
not exceed the following:
> Gasoline engine
4,500 rpm or 100 mph/160 km/h
Avoid full-throttle operation and use of the
transmission's kickdown mode.
After driving 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Engine and vehicle speeds can be gradually
increased.
Tires
Due to technical factors associated with their
manufacture, tires do not achieve their full
traction potential until after an initial break-in
period. Therefore, drive cautiously during the
first 200 miles/300 km.
Brake system
Brakes require an initial break-in period of
approx. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimized
contact and wear patterns between brake pads
and rotors. Drive cautiously during this break-in
period.
Clutch
The function of the clutch reaches its optimal
level only after a distance driven of approx.
300 miles/500 km. During this break-in period,
engage the clutch gently.
Following part replacement
The same break-in procedures should be
observed if any of the components mentioned
above have to be renewed in the course of the
vehicle's operating life.
General driving notes
Close the liftgate
Only drive with the liftgate closed. Failure
to do so may endanger passengers or
other road users or may damage the vehicle in
the event of an accident or a braking and eva-
sive maneuver. In addition, exhaust gas may
flow into the passenger compartment.<
If special circumstances make it absolutely
necessary to drive with the liftgate open:
1. Close all windows and the glass roof
*.
2. Switch off the recirculated-air mode and sig-
nificantly increase the air flow rate of the air
conditioner or automatic climate control,
page 85 or 87.
Hot exhaust system
As in all vehicles, extremely high tempera-
tures are generated on the exhaust sys-
tem. Do not remove the heat shields installed
adjacent to various sections of the exhaust sys-
tem, and never apply undercoating to them.
Make sure that when driving, idling or when
parking, no easily flammable materials, such as
hay, leaves, grass, etc. come into contact with
the hot exhaust system. Such contact could lead
to a fire, with the risk of serious personal injuries
and property damage. Do not touch hot exhaust
tail pipes. Otherwise, there is a risk of burns.<
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Mini John Cooper Works 2011 Owners Manual Summary of Content

DRIVING TIPS Things to remember when driving96Things to remember when drivingBreak-in periodMoving parts need breaking-in time to adjust to each other. Please follow the instructions below in order to achieve the optimal service life and economy of operation for your vehicle.Engine and differentialAlways obey all official speed limits.Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 kmDrive at varying engine and road speeds, but do not exceed the following: Gasoline engine4,500 rpm or 100 mph/160 km/hAvoid full-throttle operation and use of the transmission's kickdown mode.After driving 1,200 miles/2,000 kmEngine and vehicle speeds can be gradually increased.TiresDue to technical factors associated with their manufacture, tires do not achieve their full traction potential until after an initial break-in period. Therefore, drive cautiously during the first 200 miles/300 km.Brake systemBrakes require an initial break-in period of approx. 300 miles/500 km to achieve optimized contact and wear patterns between brake pads and rotors. Drive cautiously during this break-in period.ClutchThe function of the clutch reaches its optimal level only after a distance driven of approx. 300 miles/500 km. During this break-in period, engage the clutch gently.Following part replacementThe same break-in procedures should be observed if any of the components mentioned above have to be renewed in the course of the vehicle's operating life.General driving notesClose the liftgateOnly drive with the liftgate closed. Failure to do so may endanger passengers or other road users or may damage the vehicle in the event of an accident or a braking and eva-sive maneuver. In addition, exhaust gas may flow into the passenger compartment.If special circumstances make it absolutely necessary to drive with the liftgate open:1. Close all windows and the glass roof*.2. Switch off the recirculated-air mode and sig-nificantly increase the air flow rate of the air conditioner or automatic climate control, page 85 or 87. Hot exhaust systemAs in all vehicles, extremely high tempera-tures are generated on the exhaust sys-tem. Do not remove the heat shields installed adjacent to various sections of the exhaust sys-tem, and never apply undercoating to them. Make sure that when driving, idling or when parking, no easily flammable materials, such as hay, leaves, grass, etc. come into contact with the hot exhaust system. Such contact could lead to a fire, with the risk of serious personal injuries and property damage. Do not touch hot exhaust tail pipes. Otherwise, there is a risk of burns.Online Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 607 490 - 03/11 BMW AGOnline Edition for Part no. 01 40 2 607 490 - 03/11 BMW AG