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. MagicMtnDan

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    Drive it like it's brand new until you read the manual.

    Enjoy your brandy new Raptor!
     
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    Buy truck.

    Take truck and put in 2nd gear. Run to redline, coast to stop.

    Run to redline again, coast to stop.

    Run to redline again, coast to stop.

    Valves are seated. Drive it like you stole it!
     
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    Always worked for me.
     
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    seriously? :peace:
     
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    Drive it however you're going to drive it, that's how you break it in.
     
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    Whatever you do, give very strong consideration to getting all the break-in metal out of the engine with an oil change at 1,000 miles. Your engine will love you.
     
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    This is exactly what I've learned as an engine builder. The 1000 miles is a learning curve for the computer and trans,.the 500 is for seating of engine components and you should fluctuate throttle and speed.
     
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    Suggestions for break in?

    So I don't have a raptor yet but once I finally get mine I'm going to need to drive it from Tn. to Ca. Just wondering on what the thoughts are on breaking the engine in before I make this drive. The only thing I really remember is that you aren't supposed to drive at a constant speed for long distances. Does that statement still hold true?
     
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    Drive around town. Vary engine speeds as much as possible. Romp on it once warm for 50miles then your good to go pretty much.
     
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    Look for the owners guide for the year you are buying, within the first few pages will have the recommended break in.
     
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