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New 2012 - some quick questions

Hello everyone.

- I picked up the truck this week, saw a low tire pressure signal. So I had them looked at it, they just pumped the tires to make it go away. After driving about 50 miles, it alerts me again. Should I have them fix the hole/leak? I know they won't do a replacement, but man, it's brand new truck and tire(s) got leak(s) already. Hahaha

- AC system is not cold enough, compared to my f250 which is freeking cold. When I turn the seat AC on all the way up to max level, don't even feel a thing.

- I saw some oil change interval thread. But since I started this thread, might as well ask you guys too: the service advicer told me to change every 10k, because it has so much oil in it already, no need to change so frequently it'd break my bank. Thought? I also plan to go with synthetic oil. Even if the 10k (someone on here said 15k for synthetic), should I change it any sooner first time?

- idling: I had some old 6.0 trucks before, but not sure if we have to keep the truck idle while wait for something? What about warm up time in the morning?

- breaking in: do I have to? What to do? I already put in about 150 miles of easy running, and another 150 heavy towing (~10k lbs) in moderate hill/mountain.

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I saw some info about breaking .

Will keep searching for the idle & warm up info. But it would be nice to have responds from you guys directly too, if you don't mind .

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I have had the same issue. What you have to do is air the tire way down then air it back to full again. Made mine go away.

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Hmmm, that might be a great idea. Probably because it's been sitting there at the lot for a long time

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A/C seats, not that cool

On the warming up part, I personally idle for at least 3 or 4 minutes (remote start) or until my engine oil at least 80. Then I don't really drive her hard till she is warmed up. I know some guys that idle for 30 seconds and hammer down, never thought that was a good idea.

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I just got mine last week too,the manual says varying speeds for the first 1000 miles and no heavy towing for the first 500 miles.for break in.


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Idle for 3-4 minutes and vary your speed for the first 1K miles! No heavy towing for the first 500 miles. Stay with conventional oil and change every 5K miles unless you are towing heavy all the time, then change every 3K miles. Hope this helps.

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