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Break-in Period

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Aw9d, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Nov 28, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    Aw9d

    Aw9d [OP] That one guy

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    When I got the truck the Sales guy said that the break-in period is 3,000 miles not going over 3,000RPM.

    The tech said "drive it like you stole it"

    My wife said "drive it normally"


    Did you break-in your brand new truck? If so, what did you choose and why?
     
  2. Nov 28, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    MI4x4Toy

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    Shoot, first thing done was donuts in a snow covered parking lot like 16 year olds. Then it was pretty easy normal driving from then on.
     
  3. Nov 28, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    jpneely

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    i always heard like 500 miles or so
     
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    Jester243

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    500 miles I was really nice, then just like normal.
     
  5. Nov 28, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    KenLyns

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    There's a section in the owner's manual about break-in period (at least in my 2010 manual). Basically no high revving, towing, or staying at a constant RPM range for the first 1000 miles.

    It's also a good idea to do your first oil and filter change after the break-in period.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    blackpearl11

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    The toyota tacoma owners manual says wait 500 miles to tow, 1000 before its fully broken in. Thats what I would go by.
     
  7. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    I did see that in the manual and followed those rules. Just like to hear what people do. I know with my old 85 monte carlo I put a new 350 I had built and my friend who is big into old school cars said to beat the every living *(#)@*# out of it right off the bat. Did that, got 220k miles and never had a single issue.
     
  8. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    mcdowell

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    500 miles.
     
  9. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    Johns Taco

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    Drove my truck like normal and didn't do any full throttle till about 1,000 miles on the odometer.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    Toyoghi

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    1000 Miles or roughly 1800 km, and I revved it up a little high after that, but generally I keep it low and drive it easy and plan to continue doing so (when I can help it :p)
     
  11. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    The key isn't driving like a pansy and taking it easy, it's varying the RPM alot and not holding one still for awhile, which includes higher RPMs.

    I would shoot for 500-1000 miles then do an oil/filter change and call it good.
     
  12. Nov 29, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    The truck'll "talk" you as well. I'm at almost 770 miles (6-cyl), and my baby's letting me know that more gas pedal is OK. :)

    It's nice to start pushing that 4-liter after a 2.7 stickshift Prerunner. Next year, TRD supercharger! :burnrubber:
     
  13. Nov 29, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    I don't know about 2012's but this is what my 2006 manual says:
    Drive gently and avoid high speeds.
    Your vehicle does not need an elaborate

    break- in. But following a few simple tips

    for the first 1600 km (1000 miles) can add

    to the future economy and long life of

    your vehicle:
    Avoid full throttle acceleration when

    starting and driving.
    Avoid racing the engine.

    Try to avoid hard stops during the first

    300 km (200 miles).
    Do not drive slowly with the manual

    transmission in a high gear.
    Do not drive for a long time at any

    single speed, either fast or slow.
    Do not tow a trailer during the first 800

    km (500 miles).
     
  14. Nov 29, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    what does driving "Do not drive slowly with the manual transmission in a high gear." do
     
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    Keeps you from lugging the engine.
     
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