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I know this question probably has been asked a hundred times.  I just put a deposit down on a new 2021 2500HD AT4.  I bought it out of state and will have to drive over 800 miles to get back home.  I know the owners manual says, do not drive it over 55 miles per hour for the first 500 miles, vary your speed etc.  My question is, with the new diesels, is this old language they are printing for the new engines.

 

Thanks for your help.

Paul

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If it's like my Dodge was, the break-in was more for the rear end than the engine/trans.  With my new Silverado, I followed the 500 mile break-in as best I could before towing. It had 136 miles on the odo when I got it. So, I don't know how those miles were driven. For the rest, I really tried to stay at 55 and under but that's nearly impossible on So Calif freeways (unless it's rush hour on the 405 in which case it's more like 5.5mph - if you're lucky).  So, I'd say most of my break-in miles varied between 58-63.

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Thanks, I guess my trip back will be a long one.  I will follow the manual's recommendation just to be on the safe side.  I appreciate the feedback.  Looking forward to my new toy.  I will not have any problems now going up the passes in Colorado with a loaded snowmobile trailer.

 

Take care and stay safe.

Paul

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On 11/2/2020 at 10:13 PM, Bayou Cajun said:

I know this question probably has been asked a hundred times.  I just put a deposit down on a new 2021 2500HD AT4.  I bought it out of state and will have to drive over 800 miles to get back home.  I know the owners manual says, do not drive it over 55 miles per hour for the first 500 miles, vary your speed etc.  My question is, with the new diesels, is this old language they are printing for the new engines.

 

Thanks for your help.

Paul

The 'old language' in your 'new manual'? The question then is; it good advice? So what your asking a bunch of forum jockeys is, do to the people who designed and built my truck have the foggiest clue what's good for it.

 

How about an answer in the form of a question?

 

If you don't trust their advise, why buy the truck they designed and built? 

?

 

What you can trust from any manufacture is the LEAST you should do. 

 

They don't want to see that thing for a warranty repair EVER

 

 

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The 'old language' in your 'new manual'? The question then is; it good advice? So what your asking a bunch of forum jockeys is, do to the people who designed and built my truck have the foggiest clue what's good for it.
 

How about an answer in the form of a question?

 

If you don't trust their advise, why buy the truck they designed and built? 

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What you can trust from any manufacture is the LEAST you should do. 

 

They don't want to see that thing for a warranty repair EVER

 

 


This pretty much sums it up.
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1 hour ago, diyer2 said:

So many people are smarter than the engineers. But having the title engineeer doesn't mean you know it all. 

 

This is a knife with two edges.

Yes some of the dumbest people I've ever met were engineers.

Could put a man on the moon but can't make a cuppa.

 

But no one is asking him how to make a cup of coffee. He asked him to get to the moon. That he can do. 

He may not know the differance between a Arabica, Robusta, Liberica or Excelsa beans but I'll bet he can accurately calculate the escape trajectory and hit the entry point with enough precision to keep my dumb butt in one piece. He isn't making my cuppa wake up but he is my go to guy for all things aero engineering. 

 

This OP question is one of....

Should I trust the engineer who designed a nut and bolt to tell me how to properly torque it?

 

I'm thinking yes is the answer. 

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