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Old 05-10-2010, 11:00 AM
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New 6.4, ok to tow small load during break-in?

Well I finally found the truck I want and bought it, basically via phone today. I'll get to the question, but of course I have to tell you about the truck first! It is a 2010 F350 Lariat SRW CC/SB, black exterior ebony interior. Has the chrome package, clearance lights, and factory 20's. I can't wait to get it home!!
Here's the deal though, I am driving like 4 hours to pick it up, and it just so happens that my buddy is buying a small enclosed car hauler, I think it is a 8.5 x 16 (I'll find out more later) from the same city. I have a little gas saver car, so I was contemplating us riding the little car there, picking up the truck, then getting the trailer and just towing the car/trailer back with my new truck. Is this ok to do during the break-in period? I'm going to find out more about the weights of the car and trailer later today, but I probably won't get to post again until late tonight. I figured you guys may know whether this is a complete "no" regardless of what the weight is or if it may be ok.

Thanks for the help, I'll follow up tonight
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:08 PM
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I would say that is not a good idea. The owners manual says wait for 500 miles before towing.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:12 PM
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My dealer asked to wait 1000 miles before I towed anything heavy! 1050 miles & I hooked my Weekend Warrior & went like hell,but I did wait! I personally would wait till at least 500 to pull an enclosed with a car in it, empty trailer I'd consider pulling, if taking it easy!
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:16 PM
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Oh yeah!CONGRATS on the new rig!!! Sounds bad a$$!!
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:17 PM
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NO NO NO!!!! you need to break the motor in before pulling a trailer. if you want to take a 500 mile joy ride in that city then yes but if no then dont do it
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:36 PM
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Thanks for the replies, I guess I pretty much knew the answer to this question, but it would have made things a lot easier. Oh well I guess we'll just be riding two powerstrokes on the way back and he can pull the trailer.

I can't wait to take a little ride home in the new truck though, I'll post up some pics after I get it home.
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:44 PM
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Does anyone know what the max egts are on a 08 6.4?
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:35 PM
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I started pulling a light load (8000 lbs) at about 300 kms, but was only 15-20 minutes each way. I've had no issues. I took it easy, varied the throttle as I normally would during a break in.
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