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Engine break-in period?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by beachtacomaFL, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:09 AM
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    beachtacomaFL

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    Do you guys have any thoughts on how to break-in the 4cyl? I'm picking up my '09 AC tomorrow, and any suggestions are welcome.
     
  2. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:11 AM
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    deadbolt

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    vary your speeds, keep the rpm low, and dont tow till 1000 miles.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:15 AM
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    i agree......then change the oil after about 100o miles to get the break in oil and any break in metals outta the engine. you should be good to go.
     
  4. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:30 AM
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    xJuice

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    it will tell you in the owner's manual under "break-in period"

    mine (4.0) says similar stuff to what they ^^ said above.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:36 AM
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    eordonez

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    i have 5000 km on my truck..... that's about 3000 miles more or less.... should i change the oil now to synthetic??
     
  6. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:46 AM
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    yeah, ed......you'll be fine doing that!! then you can change the oil every 5k miles, no real worries. synthetic is great!!
     
  7. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:48 AM
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    eordonez

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    i figure since the first service is at 10,000 km, so i guess that would be changing oil every 5,000 km
     
  8. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:48 AM
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    +1 on Will:) spoil that truck Ed!! A little extra love never hurts!!
     
  9. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:52 AM
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    you got that right!!! gotta keep the truck in tip top condition.......and it'll last forever!!
     
  10. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:53 AM
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    might i add.
    for break in period, i think it requires a lift and wheels. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jul 25, 2008 at 9:01 AM
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    ^Yes, and a supercharger. If I remember correctly, your truck will only last 500,000 miles if you do not add on a SC vs 1,000,000 miles if you do.

    Oil wise, here's what I did: first change at 1500 miles with dino. Second change at 3000 miles with synthetic. I now change every 5000 miles. Overkill? Probably but that's how I roll.
     
  12. Jul 25, 2008 at 9:08 AM
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    wat?
    i put my wheel/tires on this new one at about 20 miles...and i'll have the lift and all done tomorrow w/ less than 300...i guess i'm on track...lol
     
  13. Jul 25, 2008 at 9:12 AM
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    definitely on track! :cookiemonster:
     
  14. Jul 25, 2008 at 9:45 AM
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    drive it like you stole it right off the lot...just vary the rpms the first 500 miles and no cruise. Other people that test drove it already beat the crap out of it probably
     
  15. Jul 25, 2008 at 6:39 PM
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    RPM low, and slow, LETS SEE SOME PICTURES of your '09 !!!!:D
     
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