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Old 07-14-2014, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default Breaking-in a new truck?

I recently got a 2013 Ecoboost. http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=467319

It's technically a new truck, as it sat on the lot for a year and a half before we bought it. I took delivery at 600 miles and now she's up to 1030. What procedures are appropriate for breaking-in this truck? Does she already have sufficient miles logged? Thus far, I have tried to vary my speed and take it kinda easy. Is this the best approach?

Should I go ahead and change any of the fluids since the truck sat on the lot for so long? Any filters, etc?

Thanks for any help y'all. I have never dealt with a new truck before, and never imagined that I would end up with one.
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:05 PM   #2
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drive it like u stole it. if it breaks, it's under warranty....

really....
I think you should have it broke in by now. regular fluid changes.
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:07 PM   #3
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Personally I change the oil at 1,000 first. Then regularly at 3-4,000. That's just me. Congrats on the new truck!
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:37 PM   #4
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Breaking in done the first 1000 miles. no towing, varying speeds, no hard motor acceleration. Your are past that, so good to go. No fluid changing required or needed.
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:38 PM   #5
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Drive it like you stole it!
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:47 PM   #6
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My friend's old grandpa said to break in a truck you drive it like he11 for the first couple thousand miles. He meant it. And had trucks from the 70's that still ran great.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:03 PM   #7
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whats a break in period???? lol

Just change the oil when it says to change it probably 7500 miles or so and follow the warranty book.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:12 PM   #8
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The beachfront will break them in quick, fast and in a hurry.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:16 PM   #9
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The break in period is for the first 500 miles and that is just don't drive at the same speed for an expended amount of time.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:16 PM   #10
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I heard a screw driver to the key hole works really well.!!!
I was told from a guy at the dealer to drive it like I stole it.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:21 PM   #11
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Look in glove box... Theres a book in there labeled maintenance schedule... Read it and follow directions.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:29 PM   #12
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First you find a good lookin woman, second find a secluded place to park, third proceed with break in.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:07 PM   #13
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Look in glove box... Theres a book in there labeled maintenance schedule... Read it and follow directions.
I read it. It just talks about breaking in the tires (???) and no towing for the first 1k miles.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:16 PM   #14
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Find the biggest mud hole covered in the thickest mesquite brush you can ind and drive it right off in it. After that she's good to go.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:27 PM   #15
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Unhappy break in

be sure to romp the hell out of it at least twice weekly or you will eventually get a boost induced condensate slug on your number 6 cylinder and a check yo engine light. You get used to the power and when it isn't there it gets scary. It will happen to me one more time and its bye bye ecoboost or an aftermarket intercooler with a blow off valve.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:29 PM   #16
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For break in I drive them like they're stolen then to the ranch to get some mesquite scratches on the sides. At this point it's truck you can really USE.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:32 PM   #17
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You have broke the truck in. Drive it till the wills fall off. Think that no towing for the first 1k miles is a bunch of BS.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:34 PM   #18
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I pull off the lot hitched on to a GN trailer with a backhoe and hauled but to NM.
Drive it the way you intend to drive it all the time.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:16 PM   #19
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Today's engines don't really need a break in.
Rings are softer than cylinder walls
All valve train is roller.

In the old days you had cams and lifters that needed to be broke in and you needed to seat the rings.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:25 PM   #20
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I read it. It just talks about breaking in the tires (???) and no towing for the first 1k miles.
There's your answer
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:39 PM   #21
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