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Old 10-07-2015, 12:04 PM   #11
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There are all kinds of thoughts on this. I say break it in like you will use it. That is how we do it with racing engines. Only exception to that is if the motor ships with break in oil. Our trucks do not. My porsche did and it had to be swapped out at 1500 miles (I still think that was BS and just for a service fee! LOL)

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My owners manual said to wait until 500 miles to tow, and that's exactly what I did. Do I think it was completely necessary, Not really, but I did it in case something failed in the power train, I could look them in the eye and tell them that I absolutely did not tow anything with it until after the recommended 500 miles.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:20 PM   #13
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I'm mostly just curious. It doesn't really matter because we are in a monthly site until at least Nov 12 and we still have our old tow vehicle that we can tow with.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:49 PM   #14
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:35 PM   #15
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I'd stretch that break in period to 2 times the base amount just to be safe if it were me... your truck - your investment...
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thats funny coming from a guy whose vehicle definition is...

sorry Bob... I was just waiting for that moment and then POW there it was....

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Old 10-07-2015, 02:40 PM   #17
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Don't sweat it. You have the other TV, so use it for a while if you have a concern. If not, no biggie, use your new vehicle, take it easy, ENJOY it. Have fun and it will take care of you for a long time.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:03 AM   #19
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I'd stretch that break in period to 2 times the base amount just to be safe if it were me... your truck - your investment...
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.
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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.
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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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