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Breaking in the engine

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hektor, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Jan 9, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    Hektor

    Hektor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello guys, I might sound like a noob but i just bought a brand new 2010 Tacoma V6. My question is do i have to break the engine I heard when you buy a need vehicle is recommended to break in the engine and dont speed up more than 70 mph. Any comments.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    Welcome to TW. Yea there is also the no towing for a certain amount of miles. If you look in the manual it should talk about the break in period. but then again i have heard that toyota breaks the engine in before every putting the truck on the lot. Maby chris4x4 would like to chime in.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    I'm @ ~900 miles. Just been taking it easy and driving like granny.

    Just changed the oil last night because I read that metal flakes from new engine parts can be floating around in the oil. Used Mobil1, gonna change it again @ 5000.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    I would change it at more like 2000 then again at 4 then one more time at 6 and then from then on at every 3000. Well that is what i did with mine and i have not had a complaint yet and i just rolled over 30k on my 08. just my .02
     
  5. Jan 9, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    Every 3K with synthetic? Probably good advice on changing earlier than 5K though...might need to get one of those fumoto vlaves.

     
  6. Jan 9, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    well just till i hit 6k. I dont use syn. So after the 6 k and the engine is good and broke in go how ever long it states the syn can go
     
  7. Jan 9, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    gotcha, +rep for being anal about your truck:)
     
  8. Jan 9, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    I just love my truck and want the best for her. I hope everything goes as good for you as mine has.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    Changed to synthetic at 1500 and every 5000 thereafter.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    In the manual it states to not drive at constant speeds for extended periods, how long is extended? one hour?
     
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