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Consolidated list of MANUFACTURER break-in and routine maintenance suggestions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rmaddy, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Mar 26, 2015 at 2:43 PM
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    rmaddy

    rmaddy [OP] Active Member

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    Going through the user manual for my '15 Tacoma, I have found the following so far:


    Breaking in your new Toyota
    To extend the life of the vehicle, the following precautions are recommended to observe:
    • For the first 200 miles (300 km): Avoid sudden stops.
    • For the first 500 miles (800 km): Do not tow a trailer.
    • For the first 1000 miles (1600 km):
      • Do not drive at extremely high speeds.
      • Avoid sudden acceleration.
      • Do not drive continuously in the low gears.
      • Do not drive slowly with the manual transmission in a high gear.
      • Do not drive at a constant speed for extended periods.
      
    And:

    Four-wheel drive usage frequency
    You should drive in four-wheel drive for at least 10 miles (16 km) each month. This will assure that the front-drive components are lubricated.

    Besides the normal maintenance every 5k miles, is there anything else recommended by the manufacturer? This stuff is scattered all about the manual.

    Please, I do not want to turn this into a big debate about "proper" break-in periods and their merits. There are already plenty of threads covering that. I'm just looking for a consolidated list of manufacturer recommended procedures. Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2015 at 6:46 PM
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    patbegley

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    Love to hear more..

    I just traded up my 5lug and im very anal about upkeep.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2015 at 10:50 PM
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    Graffin

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    What constitutes "an extended period?" Are we talking hours or like 20 minutes?
     
  4. Apr 16, 2015 at 1:27 AM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    just drive it like you would any vehicle and change your oil every 5000 miles.that is all
     
  5. Apr 16, 2015 at 3:10 AM
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    BlueMile

    BlueMile Frozen north specialist

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    Keep an eye on fluids, keep an ear out for any odd behaviors or noises, and your truck will treat you as well as you treat it.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2015 at 6:03 AM
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    R0dzilla75

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    This!
     

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