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      07-02-2021, 10:16 PM   #23
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Just got mine back from break in service at 1146 miles. They also mentioned an unlock of launch control to go along with fluid changes and a service counter reset. Says next service 8k miles now.

Cr0we12 Yeah this motor is definitely noisy, lots of rod knock and direct injector sounds. I mentioned to svc guy and he said it's normal.
they didnt unlock launch control, just more dealer BS

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they didnt unlock launch control, just more dealer BS

For real…peeps be thinking they are leveling up or something after 1200 miles.
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      09-03-2021, 08:38 AM   #25
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they didnt unlock launch control, just more dealer BS

For real…peeps be thinking they are leveling up or something after 1200 miles.
I just got mine back from the run in service. I can tell you it's definitely louder on overrun with engine in Sports Plus. I can't tell if it's real sound or fake pops yet (was in traffic most of the way home). Also my M1 settings were changed.
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      09-13-2021, 01:08 PM   #26
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Despite calling the dealer a month ago and being told they have all fluids in stock and no-issues, I get a call today, the day before my appointment, that the fluids have still not come in and they'll call me as soon as its available.

I tell ya! I guess I'll just drive it like I should have from the start regardless.
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      09-18-2021, 07:45 AM   #27
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I was also told by my dealer that full power would be unlock after 1st service. :\
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I just took my 22 M4 in today
The service advisor told me they will
Change the engine oil
Change rear diff oil
And tuning
He said the car is detuned during the break in period to prevent damage.
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      12-05-2021, 12:41 PM   #29
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Got my break in service done yesterday. As I was picking up my car I asked the service advisor what all they did to it. One of the things he mentioned was they removed the "limiter." I jokingly said speed limiter? He said we unlocked the full power of the car. To me that sounds like BS. Maybe it's just me, but the car does not feel any different or faster. Before the break in I did take it to red line couple of times. And after the break in it feels the same. I'm assuming it's another myth?
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      12-05-2021, 12:56 PM   #30
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SAs are the worst
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      12-06-2021, 10:09 AM   #31
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I'm curious why most, if not all SAs have this belief that their break-in service 'unlocks' the full engine power.
There must be a reason for this.
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      12-06-2021, 09:08 PM   #32
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I'm curious why most, if not all SAs have this belief that their break-in service 'unlocks' the full engine power.
There must be a reason for this.
This myth has literally been around for well over a decade now, I'm surprised there hasn't been an official response from BMW Corporate at this point. Or maybe there has been and I'm just not aware of it? :

I wouldn't take what an SA says as gospel. I'm of the belief that the average Bimmerpost user knows more about the G8X platform and M's in general than the vast majority of SA's. I don't mean that as an insult, just that the industry has a non-trivial turnover rate and they have to be broadly familiar with all vehicle series and multiple generations. I don't know about you guys, but I obsess about these cars to the point I should probably seek professional help

I wouldn't be surprised that they hear the rumors that everyone else does and just roll with it; Makes the customer happier too. Or who knows, maybe I'm the one who's wrong, wouldn't be the first time!
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After driving endless loops on the California freeways. I finally completed the initial (1,000 mile) service today/Saturday. Tech found a nail in the tire. Tire is covered under the wheel insurance I purchase in September.

Service rep said something about "Unlocking" the car was part of the service? The M4 Comp makes a slight Burble Sound now. Acceleration is smoother. Engine and Differential fluids were change.
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after driving endless loops on the california freeways. I finally completed the initial (1,000 mile) service today/saturday. Tech found a nail in the tire. Tire is covered under the wheel insurance i purchase in september.

Service rep said something about "unlocking" the car was part of the service? The m4 comp makes a slight burble sound now. Acceleration is smoother. Engine and differential fluids were change.
there.is.no.unlock
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there.is.no.unlock
Thats what I told the Service person. He tried to explain...there will be more power. Got the M car back after 2 hours and just drove it home and parked it in the garage.
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After driving endless loops on the California freeways. I finally completed the initial (1,000 mile) service today/Saturday. Tech found a nail in the tire. Tire is covered under the wheel insurance I purchase in September.

Service rep said something about "Unlocking" the car was part of the service? The M4 Comp makes a slight Burble Sound now. Acceleration is smoother. Engine and Differential fluids were change.
Do you know how much you paid for wheel warranty? I have it on my 440GC and it has replaced 6 tires for me - fully worth it!
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Anyone know why the transmission fluid on manual cars is no longer changed.
Pretty sure this was done on all my previous M cars but I could be wrong.
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Anyone know why the transmission fluid on manual cars is no longer changed.
Pretty sure this was done on all my previous M cars but I could be wrong.
Not sure about the F80/82/83, but it wasn't changed on my F87.
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Anyone know why the transmission fluid on manual cars is no longer changed.
Pretty sure this was done on all my previous M cars but I could be wrong.
Not sure about the F80/82/83, but it wasn't changed on my F87.
Just had my manual transmission replaced.
BMW factory tech that approved work wants transmission fluid replaced at 1,200 miles.
Not sure if this to test fluid, preventative maintenance or both.
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