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Question about First 500 miles

This is the fist PSD I've owned, actually the first Diesel period! In the owners book, it says to not drive at one consistent speed for long periods of time in the first 500 miles. My question is, how critical is this? I have to travel this weekend and some of that travel includes going to my dads family out on the eastern side of the state, 2 hours away all interstate. My truck only has 175 miles on the odometer and probably will not have anywhere close to 500 before I head out of town this weekend.

What do you guys think I should do?
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Drive it normal, I bought my GT500 in Atlanta and drove it straight back to Colorado. No problems even with 18psi by way of a kenne bell supercharger and 800hp now
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The motor needs to be "broken in". I'd advise to take two lane roads to eastern IA. If you are slowing down every 10 or 15 miles for small towns along the way, you'll get the flucuations that you are lookng for. I always try to break in new motors with plenty of flucations in speed and driving style. Harley recommends the same thing when you buy a new bike.
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There is a big difference between a harley 96" and the new 6.7 powerstroke. The advances in technology have made the old "break in" period obsolete. Sure ford says it but thats just to cover their azz in case some freak thing goes wrong
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I agree, go ahead and drive it the way you plan to use it. If you had any serious problem, it would have surfaced in the first 175 miles.

As far as towing goes, that would be different. The diesel is ready to go but you need to seat the brakes and "wear-in" the gears in the axle before heavy loads.

If you are making this trip in an empty truck, fire that puppy up and enjoy the ride!!


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