A new engine always requires a few adjustments that will ensure optimum performance and longevity.

The first thing you'll need to do with your new engine is change the oil after only 500 miles. During these first 500 miles the engine is breaking in. This process creates very small metal particles which are a normal part of new engine wear. These particles can build up in your oil and fitler and lead to premature engine wear. By changing your oil at about 500 miles you will remove these break-in particles before they can cause any harm. After this 500 mile break-in period, only normal oil change intervals should be required (every 3000 miles).

Another adjustment you should have done to your new engine is to have the head re-torqued after about 100 miles. Re-torquing the head will prevent premature oil leaks and maintain proper cylinder compression.

If you think your engine is finally broken in - guess again. Bavarian also recommends that you have your valves adjusted after the first 500 miles. This step is not mandatory, but it will maximize your engine's performance and make sure your BMW engine continues to operate properly for years to come.

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