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New Taco break in tips?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by monkeytaco, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Oct 27, 2011 at 4:32 AM
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    monkeytaco

    monkeytaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    scottri

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    I just drove mine normally. I didn't do anything special at all. I didn't hammer the gas at all but I don't do that anyway.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    Toy Yoda

    Toy Yoda gotta make sure Youtube comes down to tape this

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    take her for a spin through Moab, that should do the trick:p

    edit: thought you said "break my new truck" not break in ;)
     
  4. Oct 27, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    staticsquelch

    staticsquelch Big things have small beginnings

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    Just hit 655mi on mine. Just have to drive like normal for the first 1k, varying your speed during that time. Don't just set the cruise control to 65mph for 2 or 3 hours, switch it up and gas it a few times during then. Change fluids at designated times.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    Hardscrabble

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    Start truck. Place brick on accelerator pedal so that engine RPM is slightly below red line. Take nap. When you wake up, truck is broken in.

    You're welcome. :D
     
  6. Oct 27, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    TinyBauman

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    hahaha...... thats not nice.

    I had the same nerves bro. After the these last 2000mi in 2 weeks I've gotten over it. I would reccomend just driving it like any other car you owned. Take it in for Toyotas sched'd time/miles. These trucks are meant to last..... Have fun.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    rbeezy

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    thats way too early, dont change anything... just gonna waste your time and money. just wait for the regular service intervals
     
  8. Oct 27, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    staticsquelch

    staticsquelch Big things have small beginnings

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    LOL, little Ferris Bueller action!
     
  9. Oct 27, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    PSJ

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    Your owner's manual will have recommendations so I would read it. Typically, no towing first XXX miles, vary speed on highway, no redlining between gears, etc. :D
     
  10. Oct 27, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    The only thing I did that was in addition to the recommended instructions in the manual, was to change the oil after 2000 kms. Just gave me peace of mind. It's not necessary.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    I did a handful of throttle runs during my first 1000 mi which ended last week. I have a feeling that the 'avoid sudden acceleration for first 1000 miles' is more for the transmission than engine, as it is very responsive and it too needs to break in. I've got about 19.5 mpg for 5 fill ups, would like to hit 20 mpg before it gets very cold out, but its sooooooo tempting to just let this truck rip whenever the hell you want (when no other cars are around).

    I would recommend checking the oil level to ensure the level is proper and the dealer didn't drain any to prematurely wear your engine while you are still in the honeymoon phase with it.
     
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