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Old 08-20-2016, 06:41 PM   #1
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New Truck Break In Before Towing

I will be taking delivery of a new 2016 Ford F150 soon. What type of break in (mileage) should I give before towing my 22fb (approx. 5k #'s)
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:20 PM   #2
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I gave my 2016 F150 just about 1,000 miles but many people on the F150 forum say 500 or less.
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:48 PM   #3
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I can remember when auto manufacturers told you to drive a new car/engine for a certain number of miles at under 40 Mph etc.
metalergy (sp?) has advanced so much since then that there is no longer any reason to break in engines.


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Our manual said 500 miles for the 2012 EcoBoost, not sure what newer requirements are

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500 miles is the same for RAM.
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:38 PM   #6
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I will be taking delivery of a new 2016 Ford F150 soon. What type of break in (mileage) should I give before towing my 22fb (approx. 5k #'s)
The owner manual for my 2010 F150 had specific instructions for break-in before towing. I suspect your new TV will have instructions on that subject as well. My recommendation would be to follow those instructions.

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500 for my RAM, but the break in isn't for the engine, its for the rear diff gears. At least that's what I read somewhere.
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Wow. 500 miles for Ford and Dodge?. I put my Silverado directly to work hauling about 4000lbs of Northern Lite Camper. She has been a happy working truck ever since. She either packs the camper or tows the trailer. Hasn't given me and grief at all since April '08
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Break in for my 06 F250 was 500 miles
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