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Break in

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bextreme, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Oct 14, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    Bextreme

    Bextreme [OP] Active Member

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    Just traded my 2010 prerunner or a 2011 4x4 trd OR...I have 150 miles on it and am dying to take it in the beach sand and trails of the FL panhandle but want to break it in right. Any sane suggestions?
     
  2. Oct 14, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    rcbs204

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    Drive it like you stole it, you are under warranty.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Take it easy (if you can). And keep the cruise off for a couple thousand miles. It is really hard to take it easy with a new vehicle (especially a Tacoma!). I wonder if anyone has proof that it actually extends engine life? I am sure there is some truth to it.
     
  4. Oct 14, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Many threads on this already....many different opinions.

    I would say that engines built nowadays really don't require much or any amount of a break-in period. BUT, there are many other parts of your drive train that do require a break-in.
    I would recommend taking it easy until 500-1000 miles, change the oil and give it hell after that.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    bjmoose

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    It doesn't take that long to get to 500. Main thing is not to overheat the diff gears before they're tempered by use. That's the reason for the towing restrictions.
     
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