Question about First 500 miles - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General 6.7 Discussion General 6.7 Discussion

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-20-2010, 06:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 347
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-20-2010, 06:34 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-21-2010, 06:23 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NW Iowa
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Supershooter
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-21-2010, 06:26 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-22-2010, 05:43 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Las Vegas Baby!!
Posts: 298
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors