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Old 11-28-2010, 03:14 AM
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Hey guys.. So I feel like an idiot for asking this but is there a proper way to break in a new truck.. Im going to be driving it 2500 km tomorrow.. This is my first brand new truck so I really don't know lol
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that equals 1,550 miles
I hope you have some miles/km on it already, because a new engine should be babied for the first 645 kilometers or 400 miles
I believe that you need to keep it under 100 kph/60 miles per hour & don't hold a steady throttle, let up on it for a while, then take it back up to 100kph & keep varying your speed & once in a while, when you get closer to the 645 km, you can once in a while take it above 100 kph, but, just for a very short while
That is the way i was taught way back when the engines were built 10 years ago, but, back then the break in was 600 miles or 965 kilometers

i know others will have their own ways of doing it & they may be correct
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I've heard many theories on this. But IMHO I would just drive it like it's going to be driven normally.
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Just drive it. My 2007 Shelby left the lot with white smoke pouring from the tires. I think it was a design flaw in the car. Cars these days are built to much stricter tolerances and pretty much come ready to go from the factory.
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hahaha thats hilarious.. i figured it didn't matter now a days but was just making sure

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Just drive it. My 2007 Shelby left the lot with white smoke pouring from the tires. I think it was a design flaw in the car. Cars these days are built to much stricter tolerances and pretty much come ready to go from the factory.
Exactly. Just drive it however you'd like.
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More important then HOW you drive it, is changing the oil and filter at the proper intervals and getting the "break in" oil out, with all the tiny metal shavings that are in it from rings wearing into cylinders.

I like to change my oil (on a new vehicle) at 500, then 1000, then at normal intervals.

As others have stated, I drove them like I normally do.

Don't baby it, but don't redline it either, until after at 1000 miles.

After that, all bets were off for me..........
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Just don't bury the tach needle in the red.

If you are going to be driving at sustained highway speeds at cruise, vary the speed once in a while.

I like the idea of changing the oil a couple of times ahead of the recommended interval on a new engine.

Otherwise, just enjoy the drive!!!
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Just drive it like you normally would, not much of a 'break in' required these days. Our work trucks get hooked up to 9,600lb trailers day 1 and aren't treated too kindly until we auction the off at 150,000kms.
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the main thing that needs break in is the transmission and differential. Modern day engines dont require a break in. Its important to mesh your gears so try not to drive at constant speeds for long periods, better to drive on city streets with multiple shifts, and dont stomp on it.
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