Originally Posted by aceinspp
Not really necessary to double the mileage. Besides with all the new technology they don't even put break in oil in the vehicles anymore.
true... but with all the issues vehicles are seeing now a days i really didnt want Ford to come back and state that their computer records indicated that i was towing before safe to do so.
The computers keep track of several performance data points, and they DO look at that stuff at trade-in time now.
If they can tell that a chip was installed and then removed and what it caused damage wise... (buddy of mine blew up a 2014 Ecoboost with 5,000 kms on the engine removed the chip and the dealer ran the scan noting the change - voiding warranty.) then they can most likely tell other abuse or attempt to classify abuse to escape liabilities.
the 2011 to 2013 Ford Ecoboosts are all blowing timing chains yet the mileage test truck when the engine hit the market showed how tough it was.
The no-towing part of the break-in period in many arguements is more for the tranny and diffs than it was for the motor.
if the OP has a tow vehicle now there should be no reason to rush the new vehicle break in period.
I waited for almost 6 thousand miles before we towed, more because I could than because I wanted to.
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