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When do Tacoma's truly break-in?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jw1983, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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    jw1983

    jw1983 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I had told a buddy of mine(Works at Toyota) who owns a 11' DCLB like me(just different colours) and he told me that I am not even broken in yet(I'm at 8500 km's). So my question to all you people is that, when do these trucks finally break in? 100,000 km's? 200,000 kms? Maybe there is no set number, every truck is different maybe? I am just curious though.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    lj973gm

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    Depends on your definition of broken in.

    Best gas mileage

    First dent

    First piece of crap to break that toyota poorly designed.

    Piston rings break in pretty quick now and you should not be consuming any oil after that many miles.

    In my eyes all is broken in already after 5-10K
     
  3. Mar 12, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    CowboyTaco

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    I'm not really sure of the conversion from mi to km, but mine started to feel "broken in" after 5500mi.

    For what it's worth, I also drive an '11.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    landphil

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    The first few hundred miles are really all it takes to break in an engine, what your buddy said is basically an expression for a quality engine or vehicle.

    Or, its broke-in when its broken, depends how you look at it.:cool:
     
  5. Mar 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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    Too much to list, but enough to get me in trouble. Repeatedly.
    Track your fuel economy. Doing that told me my rings seated around 2,500 miles.
    I was getting about 14mpg highway as soon as I took delivery of it. Then I hit 17, 16.5, 16, 17.5, 17. By the third fillup where I was within the advertised economy range I knew I was all set. Been getting about 17.5 ever since.
    Seriously. This is the only sure way I know, other than taking the motor apart.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    tacomathom

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    I think "it's not broken in yet" is just a figure of speech. The break in procedures listed in the owners manual end at 1000 miles (1600KM).
     
  7. Mar 13, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    You hit 2500 miles after only 3 fill ups? Do you have 2nd fuel tank in your bed?
     
  8. Mar 13, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    Mach375

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    Too much to list, but enough to get me in trouble. Repeatedly.
    Responding to only a portion of a sentence makes too many people look like asses, and gets too many people in trouble. :smack:

    The entire phrase was "By the third fillup where I was within the advertised economy range..."

    I was indicating that I had had several fillups where I was well below the advertised fuel economy (in the 14s on the highway), and that my measure for my rings having been broken in was at least three consecutive fillups where the fuel economy numbers were consistent and within spec. I had one outlier before then: a single fillup where I got 17.5mpg, but on either side of that fillup I was getting 14-something mpg.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    Therein lies the problem. You didn't indicate that you had several fillups around 14mpg. The way it was worded sounded like only 1. I won't resort to the same name 1st grade level name calling.
     
  10. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    They are said to usually break in at around 150,000 miles ;)
     
  11. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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    I have a 12' and i burned rubber out of the dealership lot, I drive my taco hard, i did take it easy for the first few tanks and put it threw the works doing lots of highway and city. For me i just had a few "Grab a gears" and poped the clutch a few times to work it in and thats all i really did. I also run 91 and he pulls. i wouldnt worry about break ins IMO i mean i had just over 2k kms when i took mine wheelin (also got its first battle scars) and just drove it like i would any other vehical.
     
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    I thought it was 200k.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    Is that breaking in the engine or your wallet?:D
     
  14. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    Oh yeah I meant to say 1,500,000 missed a zero
     
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  16. Mar 13, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    Who's doing name calling? I'm simply suggesting that you read what I type. I'm pretty sure if you did that, you would:

    1) See that in my first post I did mention getting 14mpg at first.
    2) See that in the same post I mentioned about three consecutive fillups of ~17mpg told me my rings were seated.
    3) See that I clarified both of the above for you.
    4) See that I am now even more clearly clarifying all three of the above for you.

    Are you really that dense that I need to walk you through it step by step? Or are you simply still learning how to read?
     
  17. Mar 13, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    This.

    It's just a standard joke when someone owns a Toyota with 100k on it, or buys a used one with 100k on it.
    "Oh, it's just broken in!"
     
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