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Old 09-25-2010, 08:44 AM
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7,000 mile governor

I recently bought a 2011 6.7 and the dealer said that they had a 'break in' governer. He said that there is an electronic governer that stays in effect to 7,000 miles... Until that point, its only running 70% of the hp and tq of what its rated for. Is there any truth to this or has anyone heard anything about this?
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:49 AM
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I'd go back to your dealer, find his stash of drugs and flush them.
Seriously, there is no truth to this what so ever. There have benn many 2011's dynoed with low miles showing hogh HP and torque
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:52 AM
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Yeah that would be a dumb idea for Ford considering if you go test drive a chevy and your butt dyno tells you it is more powerful then the 70% Ford guess which one most ppl would choose.
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Thats the second person to hear this....they might be onto something. Ever think that after the break in period they might dyno higher?
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I'm pretty sure fueling is different during the breaking in period on lots of vehicles which explains lower milage a bit. I doubt reduced power.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:10 PM
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Thats the second person to hear this....they might be onto something. Ever think that after the break in period they might dyno higher?
That would be great if its true!!!
Mo Powa
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:23 PM
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I think the break in period is closer to 65,000 +, call me crazy... I understand the 1000 mile "don't drive at a constant" speed, vary speeds as the rings must seat. I have 25,000+ on mine, and I will not consider it broke in until the engine develops that 'relaxed lope' at idle. The higher compression diesel is built a lot stronger, closer tolerences than a gas motor. Add a 'compact iron block'.... and I think there is a longer break in period. Seating rings, seals is the first step towards insuring troublefree running, hard heavy pulls are the best to break in a diesel...
Dad said it, over the road truckers do it, and I enjoy the excuse to push the 6.7...
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:36 PM
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I've heard it from one other person around here... and a guy that i know that drives a 2011 6.7 says that it ran better after about the 7k mark. I'm just tryin to get your guys opinions (or facts) on what you know. I'm new to the powerstroke world. I've been a cummins guy for the last several years. But this engine may sell me on powerstroke.
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:03 AM
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there is no 7000 mile break in , maybe there talking about dealer transport mode instead ?
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It could be, I've heard of this on other vehicles too, fuel and timing is advances when past the break in point. It may cut the truck back a little but I don't think it would be cut to 70% power.
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