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Old 05-03-2013, 02:19 PM
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So i've read 500 miles for break in, but does it matter 8 speed or not?

Any other recommendations for breaking in the Hemi 8speed?

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The 8 spd doesn't enter into it. Drive the new truck sensibly with some harder acceleration to assist in the small amount of "metal mating" that occurs.
If you have any concerns about "metal particles" - change the oil filter once or twice - for the pittance of the cost of a filter or two.
You can't screw up the new engine unless you run it dry on oil or remove the coolant.
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My pickup has just arrived (5.7 hemi w/8 spd) and I plan on picking it up tomorrow. Here's my question. I will playing in a golf tourney this weekend and I'm wondering if it is ok to pull a 20ft trailer with 2 golf carts or should I have someone else drive. I only have 100 miles from the dealer and the engine break-in period of 300 miles won't met.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:17 AM
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I have over 800 miles on my truck and I kinda babied it the first 300 miles. Then I started the brief hard accelerations every once in a while. I'm assuming I'm broken in now but I still baby it a little just because its still so new. I'm waiting to gun it off the line because I do t want to work the engine like that to early on. When did you guys first gun it off the line? Other trucks tend to want to race for some reason but so far I have just let them go and feel like they beat me. I'd like to kick a little arse just to prove a point. Lol
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This topic is of much debate & discussion on moto forums (rice-rockets). The general rule of thumb from racer guys who build motors is to do a series of accelerations working up to redline the 1st time you drive (ride) it. That's what I did with my R1 and it [still] runs like a champ 7 yrs later.

Ram undoubtedly red-lines all motors at the factory after they're build to ensure they run well and nothing falls apart.

The varied approach seems to be popular - that's what I plan on doing.

I think you'd be fine towing something with only a few hundred miles on the motor. If it has oil in it, I think you couldn't ruin a new engine if you tired. (not that I'd volunteer to test that )
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My pickup has just arrived (5.7 hemi w/8 spd) and I plan on picking it up tomorrow. Here's my question. I will playing in a golf tourney this weekend and I'm wondering if it is ok to pull a 20ft trailer with 2 golf carts or should I have someone else drive. I only have 100 miles from the dealer and the engine break-in period of 300 miles won't met.

I'm far from being an expert but I'd leave the trailer for somebody else to tow. While I'm sure it would be nice to give it a full test right off the bat...look at it this way:

1) however remote the chances are of there being damage done, if the possibility exists why chance it?

2) which would/could cause more harm, you towing it or somebody else?
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I'm far from being an expert but I'd leave the trailer for somebody else to tow. While I'm sure it would be nice to give it a full test right off the bat...look at it this way:

1) however remote the chances are of there being damage done, if the possibility exists why chance it?

2) which would/could cause more harm, you towing it or somebody else?
I know your right but it is just torture that my new baby is going to be sitting at home when I could be driving it. 4 dirty, smelly guys riding in my new truck. Not to mention all the other vehicles that will be there to possibly ding me. Leaving it safe at home is the right decision.
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Tow it - 2 golf carts? PFFFF That aint nothing.

As long as you pull at a sensible pace it should be fine. There are PLENTY of people out there that buy these as work trucks and hook up and pull immediately.

These are trucks, not Honda Civics.
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Tow it - 2 golf carts? PFFFF That aint nothing.

As long as you pull at a sensible pace it should be fine. There are PLENTY of people out there that buy these as work trucks and hook up and pull immediately.

These are trucks, not Honda Civics.
I am probably more concerned with the dirty stinky guys and/or some one dinging my truck with a car door than doing any damage. Also the guy who owns the trailer is planning on driving, so the point is moot now.
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I took it easy for first couple hundred and then burst of acceleration
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