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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2007, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Break in Period Before towing

I just bought my new 2500 mega cab today and will take delivery on Thursday. In any event, I'm looking to tow a 7500 lb. trailer on Saturday and will likely not have many miles on it before then. The owners manual clearly states that you need to put 500 miles on it before towing. I spoke to the service manager at the dealership today and he said not to worry about it. I'd appreciate any thoughts or experiences you all may have.

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Warm it up hook on and go!Best break in bar none
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I hooked up to my trailer thats 19k lbs with only 19 miles on it and left for a 400 mile trip. But i got the 5.9 and in my manual it says no break in is required. Iam sure they would like it if you went easy for a while.

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Do you think Big Rigs get broke in before they hook up trailers to them? Nah. Just hook it up and go. You'll be good.
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I remember seeing a thread on here about this same subject and someone had a link to some guy that had an alternative break-in procedure. He was a mechanic and had years of data proving his method. I forget exactly what the break-in entails but basically you have a short window of opportunity to use this method. For the first twenty or forty miles (i forget which) just hammer on it like it was a rental.

Anyone remember that thread?
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hooking up a trailer would actually be a GOOD idea, help seat those rings!

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Yep, you'll be good to go. Hooking up to a trailer would be the best thing for it.
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I remember seeing a thread on here about this same subject and someone had a link to some guy that had an alternative break-in procedure. He was a mechanic and had years of data proving his method. I forget exactly what the break-in entails but basically you have a short window of opportunity to use this method. For the first twenty or forty miles (i forget which) just hammer on it like it was a rental.

Anyone remember that thread?

http://mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
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For the engine it's great...... I don't know about the drive lines, ring gear ect. I don't think these trucks have the slop that a big 40k rear does....donno.
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when we installed jasper engine, they salways said dont do all stop and go, dont do all city driving, dont just set the cruise. Vary speeds and loads, thats what jasper said. I know lots of fork lifts, semis, etc etc that are put into service (beat) from day one, treachers skid steers etc, no known problems specifically because of that. I know a few guys who took their trucks and put them straight to work w/no problems, dont beat on it and it should be ok. ps how do you think comed (utility power company, gas company trucks etc get broke in?) I have seen some of those trucks w/200+ miles on them. Keep good clean fluids in it and youll be ok.

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