Towing during break in?

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Anyone heard of towing during break in being restricted other than the break in already outlined In the manual? (55mph etc)
 

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Its your truck, for me it would come down to a simple risk vs reward question. I think the break period is avoiding extreme loads, hard shifts, etc., so I personally would not. Most people think the break in is for the engine, but its for the rest of the driveline too.
 

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Yeah personally I would probably try not to put any extra load on the truck during the break in.
 

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How long is the break in
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I am not an engineer, but I have broken in new motors and new cylinders in the aviation world. Our goal is to keep the ICP (internal cylinder pressures) low during break in. We do that with higher rpms which helps keep ICPs low. Now I am not recommending high rpms before the times that are recommend at RAM. Personally I would follow their recommendations as closely as possible. These instructions will help with future oil consumption, and wearing in (mating) of the parts.

Again I am not an engineer, but have spent a lot of time researching and looking at the evidence of proper break-in of airplane piston engines, and I have witnessed the results first hand of proper and improper Break-in techniques. No doubt one of the engineers on here can discuss this more scientifically.

So 500 miles isn’t too long to wait before towing. And for the next 1000 miles just don’t tow straight up the Rockies in a high gear.
 
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Appreciate the input. I think I’m going to avoid it. Decided to rent a boat instead of tow mine to the keys.
 

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I am not an engineer, but I have broken in new motors and new cylinders in the aviation world. Our goal is to keep the ICP (internal cylinder pressures) low during break in. We do that with higher rpms which helps keep ICPs low. Now I am not recommending high rpms before the times that are recommend at RAM. Personally I would follow their recommendations as closely as possible. These instructions will help with future oil consumption, and wearing in (mating) of the parts.

Again I am not an engineer, but have spent a lot of time researching and looking at the evidence of proper break-in of airplane piston engines, and I have witnessed the results first hand of proper and improper Break-in techniques. No doubt one of the engineers on here can discuss this more scientifically.

So 500 miles isn’t too long to wait before towing. And for the next 1000 miles just don’t tow straight up the Rockies in a high gear.
Like I said, everyone thinks its for the engine.
 
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