Congrats on the new IS-F. As far break in, the only thing that is recommended is not to use the Cruise Control. Other than that, drive it like your going to drive it.
I considered and looked at or tested all the cars you mentioned. Here are my reasons for getting the IS F:Perhaps you will share your thoughts with us as to why you chose the ISF over ,,,, Mercedes c63, BMW, or Audi or others.
Thanks Flipside. Rules I've lived by too. Just wondered if there was anything official from Lexus.Congratulations on your new IS-F.
I like to keep these few simple rules with all of my cars. I've owned several Toyotas in the past with well over 100k miles and have not had one problem with valve cover gasket leakage or any problems whatsoever.
For the first 1,000 miles...
1) Keep the engine RPM's below 3-4k
2) No jackrabbit/wot starts
3) Vary your speed on the highway, don't use cruise or keep it constant.
Break in periods allow all the seals and guides to seat properly. Don't just drive it like you stole it.
+1.......Just how I broke mine in too.Congrats on the new IS-F. As far break in, the only thing that is recommended is not to use the Cruise Control. Other than that, drive it like your going to drive it.
There isn't anything official in the owner manual unfortunately, but back in the day in the older Toyota owners manuals, it stated to drive the car easy the first 1,000 and no jackrabbit starts.Thanks Flipside. Rules I've lived by too. Just wondered if there was anything official from Lexus.
Good find, but I kinda wish I didn't read this. It's so hard to control myself in this car. ><Thanks rushnut and Flipside909. My dealer/salesman who happens to be the F specialist followed up with me yesterday and directed me to page 107 in the owner's manual. It states the following under "Breaking in your new Lexus"(they should have a reference to "BREAK-IN" in the index):
*avoid sudden stops for the first 186 miles.
***For the first 621 miles:
*do not drive at extremely high speeds(F specialist suggests staying under 85 MPH).
*avoid sudden acceleration(guess this rules out burnouts too...LOL).
*do not drive continuously in the low gears.
*do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods.
Hope this helps other new owners looking for this information.
Did you do the Hardwire of the V1 yourself? I am planning this for my IS-F due in this week. Would love to see some instructions.hardwire V1.
not for the isf. i did for the bimmer.Did you do the Hardwire of the V1 yourself? I am planning this for my IS-F due in this week. Would love to see some instructions.
sounds like a buddy of mine.My buddy who is an Orthodontist couldn't decide so he bought all three!!! Yes, he's a car enthusiast and literally has a stable of cars. His thoughts...
ISF: bang for the buck, Lexus quality
C63: pure power
M3: nimble and the best track car
and he'll be taking delivery of a GTR next week...can't wait to take a ride in that one!