Infiniti Q50 Forum banner
1 - 20 of 28 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
251 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just hit 1700 miles and the rings finally seated. The car took off like a rocket today, pinned me to the seat and elevated my heart rate a little. The car felt quicker when I left work this morning. So I drove to an empty, desolate road and floored it.... Put a smile on my face.

Had to share this since my wife just gave me a puzzled look when I told her.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,489 Posts
I just hit 1700 miles and the rings finally seated. The car took off like a rocket today, pinned me to the seat and elevated my heart rate a little. The car felt quicker when I left work this morning. So I drove to an empty, desolate road and floored it.... Put a smile on my face.

Had to share this since my wife just gave me a puzzled look when I told her.
Please excuse my ignorance, but how can you tell that the rings are seated, outside of running a compression test (before and after)?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
251 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
You're getting too scientific there my friend. I'm going by feel, the car was noticeably faster and had more pull this morning. Even after a sleepless 24 hour shift, I noticed a difference in the car today.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
118 Posts
Please excuse my ignorance, but how can you tell that the rings are seated, outside of running a compression test (before and after)?

I was thinking the same thing. How would one know?

Based on my past experience with this engine 1700 miles sounds kinda early for a complete break in.

My good old 2011 G37x became very noticeably quicker and started to pull much stronger after about 5000 miles.

By the time the odometer hit 32000 it was even faster pushing me into the seat, pulling like crazy from stops with all four wheels screeching as the car was trying hard not to let them slip.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
251 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I was thinking the same thing. How would one know?

Based on my past experience with this engine 1700 miles sounds kinda early for a complete break in.

My good old 2011 G37x became very noticeably quicker and started to pull much stronger after about 5000 miles.

By the time the odometer hit 32000 it was even faster pushing me into the seat, pulling like crazy from stops with all four wheels screeching as the car was trying hard not to let them slip.
You answered your own question. You felt your G37 at 5K, mine was sooner.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,133 Posts
i never got a chance to do a before after test, i never went hard on the motor until the "rings where seated" at around 1600kms
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,489 Posts
I can't tell if my rings are seated, or standing. Perhaps they are sitting, anxiously, at the edge of the seat? Frankly, I'd prefer if they relaxed in a nice sunny chaise.
 
  • Like
Reactions: selzini and Q'ed up

·
Registered
Joined
·
187 Posts
I can't tell if my rings are seated, or standing. Perhaps they are sitting, anxiously, at the edge of the seat? Frankly, I'd prefer if they relaxed in a nice sunny chaise.
Good one...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
Have you been beating on your car from day one?
I've power brake launch my car with 100miles on it, just to get the feel of it. Now above 600miles on it, and I can tell car is getting quicker and quicker.
Main reason being, I played with my friend in his 535i Msport, I'd start pulling him 2-3 gear up.
Now as soon as 2nd hits he's already falling behind, and pull doesnt end.

Only annoying part is, If I power brake and launch now it chirps all 4 and gets off the Throttle even with VDC off car cuts off power before it continues. Maybe stock 17s are too skinny for now. However 275s are waiting at home, I will be running them soon, hopefully grips better from dig.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Yes I have been beating on it since day 1...I want to buy one in the future once they fix their computer system so I want to see how it will hold up. I buy cars to keep 200,000 miles or more hopefully.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
339 Posts
I'm still having a tough time believing that anyone could feel that the rings have actually seated themselves as that (as far as i know) is a progressive process and any meaningful change in power would only be detectable by using a dyno or checking compression as someone else mentioned. I think a lot of it is mind of matter so to speak. I know I sometimes am surprised with how quick my car is but i wouldn't attribute that to anything related to the rings.


O
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,108 Posts
LOL word....this "ring seating" crap is silly.

Something as simple as a 15 degree cooler morning could have made your motor pull harder.

1700 miles? LOL

Engine probably still has metal shards floating around in the oil.

Your VQ engine has a LONG way to go before being 100% "broken-in"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
236 Posts
I had to dig up this thread. I just hit 1550 miles on my Q and definitely felt more power than during my break-in period. Passing cars puts me in the back of my seat :D

EDIT: could be placebo, because i had this thread stored in my memory, or just a good weather day, but whatever!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
As far as initial oil change on a new car, I have always done my first oil change at 500 miles from new. I have usually done a tranny flush & change around then or by about 1000 miles. Yes it costs a few bucks, but it has always rewarded me with very long & reliable component life in which those bucks spent up front saved me a ton of money over the years.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
278 Posts
It's funny because I just went to the car wash and when I got my car back it was pulling very hard. I thought It was very weird because the transmission felt very responsive and every time I punched it hauled ass. I was driving fast on the way to the car wash so I realized the difference as soon as I got back in and hit the gas.


I felt a big difference in throttle response. Before, the acceleration wasn't as consistent and sometimes it just didn't feel right. I just put 2k miles and now im wondering what happened at the car wash lol.


Might sound stupid but its very strange. :eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
395 Posts
It's funny because I just went to the car wash and when I got my car back it was pulling very hard.
Just a thought. Did the car wash service guys dry your car after it went through the wash? Or was the car wash the compact kind that you drive through?

The reason I ask is if the service guys drove the car to a hand drying zone, then they may have left the car wheels turned while the ACC was on. That combination was what I think triggered my episode.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
278 Posts
Just a thought. Did the car wash service guys dry your car after it went through the wash? Or was the car wash the compact kind that you drive through?

The reason I ask is if the service guys drove the car to a hand drying zone, then they may have left the car wheels turned while the ACC was on. That combination was what I think triggered my episode.


They drove my car out of the wash tunnel and hand dried it outside. Its a full car wash and not some gas station type service.


Edit: I should clarify that I meant acceleration pulling hard and not the steering.
 
1 - 20 of 28 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top