Hi Folks, I have a new engine, and while I'll obviously take advice from the engine builder, I was surprised there was not a sticky or even a thread (not that I found anyway) about how to run in a new VW engine. Specifically a TIV 'pancake'. I have also done some web searches and there is nothing specific that I can see. But if you know otherwise, here's the thread! I don't know why a Kombi different would be any different to any other engine of about that age, but I'd like to know. The early advice I have is that speeds need to be mixed for the first 1000 or so, 60-80 for the first 500, then 80-110+ for the second. Sounds like a lovely drive in the country to me. Also, in VWs, tappets (should only be a check, but adjust if required) after 500, 1000, 2000 then 5000 and every 5000 thereafter (or more). Oil and filters after the first 2000 in a new engine. Obviously this depends if any running in is done on the stand, which in my case was what happened. This is not my engine builder's advice - which as yet I don't have. But asking around led to this. Comments, corrections, more info, links? Thanks in advance.