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Old 02-14-2012, 10:11 PM
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2012 f150 eb motor break in?

Hello. I am waiting for my 2012 F150 XLT EB truck to come in. I was wondering if there is a motor break in peroid. Or do i drive it like my Harley, like I stole it. Thanks Joe in Santa barbara Ca.
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I have always been a subscriber to "drive it like you want it to run". I ran a BMW (and whipped his @$$) with less than 20 miles on the clock. The motor itself has already passed a test before Ford dropped it into the truck. The rings need to seat as part of the break in. The biggest enemy is long times at the same speed.
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There are varying opinions for the break-in period. Id I were you, I'd read the owners manual and make your own assumption.
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Ford says that the old "break in" procedure is no longer necessary. The manual says only that you should not tow with it for the first 1,000 miles.
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The manual says only that you should not tow with it for the first 1,000 miles.
That was the only thing I did. Besides that I just drove it however I wanted.
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I wouldn't beat the crap out of it, but don't baby it either - unless that would be your normal driving style.
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I was easy on mine for 200 miles. After that I drove it normal, which is pretty rough. I always let the engine warm up before hammering it.
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Vary the RPM's for the first few hundred miles and then drive it normally.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:04 PM
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A lot of these newer motors don't seem to need a break in period, makes it a lot easier. For example, the Evinrude E-tec doesn't need a break in period at all an those are marine engines subject to continuous high rpm and a lot more movement and pounding. first season put 400 hrs on, now after 7 years she has almost 2,000 hrs and is still running strong and debendable. But as said ^ always a good idea to ease it into use.
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The 2012 owners manual says try not to drive at a constant RPM/speed for the first 1k, don't tow for the first 1k, and don't exceed 70 mph or make full throttle starts for the first 500 miles that you do tow.
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i asked the service manager about this when i bought my '12, he said just don't use the cruise control for the 1,000 mile break in period. i asked him about towing and he said i can tow with it right away and it wouldn't void the warranty. i did about 2 hours of towing with it after 300 miles with my bass boat, just cause i really wanted to go fishing...
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I don't worry about how I drive vehicles when I break them in, but I am **** about how often I change the oil.

I change the oil at:

500 miles
1500 Miles
3000 Miles

then go to the normal interval.
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I am waiting for my pickup as well, sounds like first of next month, we are planning on going camping on memorial day weekend. I hope to get at least 800 miles on it before we tow. Maybe a road trip for a weekend to get it ready. But I'll just take it nice and easy towing for the first time.
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Try to avoid constant RPM situation. (highway with cruise on)

Av seen brand new 1/2 million dollar engines go straight into production. Although dynoed before hand.
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