What's the Best way to break in a new Truck?

Discussion in 'Ford SVT Raptor General Discussions [GEN 1]' started by wenzOmatic, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. DTF-DEUCHER

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    I did the exact same thing as you man.... Driving from Oklahoma to El Paso !
    For the first 750 i let it shift through gears and drove it easy.... Right when i hit 750 i gunned it from 70 to 100mph.... And from there on every now and then and at every rest stop i stopped at gave it a little through the gears.... I managed to get 17mpg on the highway breaking mine in like that...


    If you wanna get crazy on so offroading here let me know !!!
     
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    I know both ford dealerships here have raptors on the lot at least 3.... But your gonna pay full price...
     
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    Well, you just gotta negotiate with them!!! Nothin' but a thing. They'll sell 'em, that's for sure.
     
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    I jumped in my first Raptor and hauled ass for 600 miles and then went offroad and beat the piss out of it. She loved every minute of it and ran like a champ.

    The second Raptor, the dealer went and got it from 300 miles away and then I immediately drove from Florida to Michigan at 80-90mph for 1,100 miles, hooked up a 5,000lb trailer to her and drug it back at 70-80mph for 1,100 miles. She loved every minute of it and ran like a champ.

    I don't think it matters what you do anymore. "Break-In Periods" are a thing of the past.
     
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    Ditto Swoop! I drove mine like hell in the air or on the ground and scared a few buddies of mine. We are still alive and they are still talking about it.Ha
    Off road of course...
    20 plus thousand miles and still getting it!
     
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    Manual says don't run a constant speed or tow for the first 1,000 miles. I'd follow that.
     
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    i got a lil over 600 on mine now (pathetic i know, hey im in the city, i dont drive far for my needs!) now im gonna start putting it in Off-Road Mode, since i likes to hold the gears till about 4k rpm before shifting, that should do it for a lil bit i think.... no?
     
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    Engine Break-in Period?

    I pick up my new Raptor in the morning and it has 7 miles on it. What is the break-in period on the 6.2L? Should it be babied for the first few hundred miles?
     
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    Really its not called a break in period.. Very few car manufactures specify a break-in procedure anymore, they just want you to avoid extreme acceleration or extended idling for the first thousand miles or so
     
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    My dealer recommended no cruise control for the first 500 miles and no towing for the first 1,000. That was it.
    Not saying dealers always know their stuff, but that was their answer.
     

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