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Old 09-12-2010, 08:18 AM   #1
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I just got my 2011 Chevy 2500HD with the Duramax 6.6 Deisel with the Allison Trans. Is there a break in period before I hook up my TT. I looked in the book it has nothing about break in period. My first Deisel.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:55 AM   #2
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Most new trucks have a break in period before towing. It is usually 500 miles. I would give it at least that 500 miles before hooking up. You should also check with your dealer, the service department should be able to answer that.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:30 AM   #3
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I would have to say the manufacturer may suggest a break-in period. As I hear it, the Duromax Diesels are Pre-Run before installation into a chassis.

I do know this. The harder you run a diesel engine, the better it will perform. This includes fuel mileage.
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Usually break in periods are less about the engine and more about the drivetrain, more importantly the axle gearing. When we do an axle gearing change to any of our Jeeps there is a recommended break in period set forth by the gear manufacturers where they don't want you using full power or towing so that the differential gearset "wears in" correctly.
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Usually break in periods are less about the engine and more about the drivetrain, more importantly the axle gearing. When we do an axle gearing change to any of our Jeeps there is a recommended break in period set forth by the gear manufacturers where they don't want you using full power or towing so that the differential gearset "wears in" correctly.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:25 AM   #6
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Congrats on the new truck. Did you order your's or buy it off the lot? I have a regular cab 2500HD w/ the 6 L on order right now.
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Hi Revrnd
Just got it off the lot. Not many to choose from here in NE Missouri.
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did your New Chevy come with the exhaust brake ?? I have a 04 that I love but it dosnt have that.. You will love the Tow Haul mode,
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did your New Chevy come with the exhaust brake ?? I have a 04 that I love but it dosnt have that.. You will love the Tow Haul mode,
Yes, it would have the brake. It's part of the Duramax option. My nephew who is 13 probably will say I should've got the Duramax. My brother has an '05 K2500HD w/ it.
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Yes it does have the exhaust brake. I did hook the TT up and went up and down the lane. I don't know about the integrated trailer brake controller yet but will get to that later but it did seem like I had to have the trailer gain up to about 8 before i could feel the TT brakes kick in.
Just playing with it until I get around 500 miles on the truck. Then on the road I go.
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