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2 hours ago, Freight Liner Fever said:

Question?

Do I need to keep my new Chevy 3500 HD Duramax 6.6 liter at 50 MPH for the first 500 miles of pulling my Fifth Wheel?

Thanks in advance.

 

FLF

 

 

No.  Its no towing for the first 500mi of ownership then gradually speed up and start loading (payload or trailer, etc).  This gives time for the differentials to break in as the first 500mi they produce a lot of heat.

 

 

 

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Soon as i took my truck off lot i was hauling 12 000 pounds . Had 3 km on it when i bought it and the frist 25 km i had 12 000 behind it . Do you think companys care about breaking in a truck . There built to work and work hard . My truck currently has 26 000 km and maybe 2000 km of it is with out a trailer hooked up to it . During the break in period your going to consume oil . Once i did my 2nd oil change . At 14 000 km it stopped burning oil . I change my oil every 7000 km 

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12 hours ago, Freight Liner Fever said:

Question?

Do I need to keep my new Chevy 3500 HD Duramax 6.6 liter at 50 MPH for the first 500 miles of pulling my Fifth Wheel?

Thanks in advance.

 

FLF

I assure you, no one who has driven your truck before you took delivery had any of these limitations in mind. 

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7 hours ago, Ben Jardine said:

Soon as i took my truck off lot i was hauling 12 000 pounds . Had 3 km on it when i bought it and the frist 25 km i had 12 000 behind it . Do you think companys care about breaking in a truck . There built to work and work hard . My truck currently has 26 000 km and maybe 2000 km of it is with out a trailer hooked up to it . During the break in period your going to consume oil . Once i did my 2nd oil change . At 14 000 km it stopped burning oil . I change my oil every 7000 km 

I picked up my new company truck in Altamonte Springs FL with 47 miles on it. I left there pulling a 7X16 tandem (~6k with cargo) and pulled it to Baton Rouge, LA, dropped off the trailer and proceeded to West Texas. It now has 85k and no issues. I always heard to "break it in hard if your going to drive it hard".

However, I'm wasn't footing the repair bills so it didn't bother me so much. For my personal vehicles I tend to try to somewhat do as the manufacture suggest since it's my investment and on my dime.

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It says, "WILL benefit....."

 

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.....doesn't say MAY.

 

Not only are they sure that you think you know more than they do about the thing they made and will ignore this simple and really easy to follow instruction, but they are also counting on it:rolleyes:

 

They lick their chops when you not only ignore them but encourage others to do the same. 😏 

 

Are you also first in line when a hundred miles after the warranty expires your XYZ has failed crying in some forum GM won't fix it for free? 

 

:rollin:

 

 

 

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The working man who hauls his equipment around usually trades in their old one ton for a new one. Usually they have to go to work right after like I did with my trucks for 40 years. Usually my old truck was showing signs of a problem pending. Being my equipment makes me money I didn’t have the luxury of some elaborate break in period. Even my mostly high performance vehicles got tested all the way home after purchase as well as during the test drive. I didnt have any failure do to my driving style. I guess that’s another thing I must have been lucky at. Of course my lucky list is quite long. Starting with my soon to be 50 year anniversary with my wife that I was lucky to notice in high school. Or maybe I just didn’t pay attention to labels and used common sense. 

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14 minutes ago, KARNUT said:

The working man who hauls his equipment around usually trades in their old one ton for a new one. Usually they have to go to work right after like I did with my trucks for 40 years. Usually my old truck was showing signs of a problem pending. Being my equipment makes me money I didn’t have the luxury of some elaborate break in period. Even my mostly high performance vehicles got tested all the way home after purchase as well as during the test drive. I didnt have any failure do to my driving style. I guess that’s another thing I must have been lucky at. Of course my lucky list is quite long. Starting with my soon to be 50 year anniversary with my wife that I was lucky to notice in high school. Or maybe I just didn’t pay attention to labels and used common sense. 

You were smart enough to use great lubricants in your business and that is a game changer. @Black02Silverado set up our landowners association roads fleet on Amsoil commercial account and 55 gallons of Amsoil  have been installed in our CAT 140M2 AWD graders, 644K John Deere Loader, CAT 416 Backhoe, DUMP trucks, Kubota 8950 Tractors , a mix of HD fire fighting trucks and Freightliner Water truck. We run both CAT SOS and higher quality oil analysis for engines and it’s amazing improvements from CAT and John Deere lubes. We operate at 8500-11,000+ msl sand rock  roads. 

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54 minutes ago, Grumpy Bear said:

It says, "WILL benefit....."

 

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.....doesn't say MAY.

 

Not only are they sure that you think you know more than they do about the thing they made and will ignore this simple and really easy to follow instruction, but they are also counting on it:rolleyes:

 

They lick their chops when you not only ignore them but encourage others to do the same. 😏 

 

Are you also first in line when a hundred miles after the warranty expires your XYZ has failed crying in some forum GM won't fix it for free? 

 

:rollin:

 

 

 

I have to apologize in advance but I just can’t help myself. Aren’t these the same geniuses who say you can go up to 10K oil changes? Or came up with cylinder deactivation. Better yet the 5.7 diesel. 

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1 hour ago, KARNUT said:

The working man who hauls his equipment around usually trades in their old one ton for a new one. Usually they have to go to work right after like I did with my trucks for 40 years. Usually my old truck was showing signs of a problem pending. Being my equipment makes me money I didn’t have the luxury of some elaborate break in period. Even my mostly high performance vehicles got tested all the way home after purchase as well as during the test drive. I didnt have any failure do to my driving style. I guess that’s another thing I must have been lucky at. Of course my lucky list is quite long. Starting with my soon to be 50 year anniversary with my wife that I was lucky to notice in high school. Or maybe I just didn’t pay attention to labels and used common sense. 

 

Leonardo Dicaprio Cheers Meme - Imgflip

 

Sometimes I wonder if English is the forums first language. WILL benefit. Mull those words. Then ask yourself if anywhere in that manual it states, "failure to do so will kill it dead". 

 

Let me help you out: 

 

benefit /bĕn′ə-fĭt/
noun
  1. Something that promotes or enhances well-being; an advantage.
    "The nurse explained the benefits of regular exercise."
  2. Help; aid.
    "The field trip was of great benefit to the students."
The manual states there is a likely/certain FUTURE advantage. (WILL) Your taking advantage is a personal decision. It ain't that hard to comprehend. 
 
will /wĭl/
auxiliary verb
  1. Used to indicate simple futurity.
    "They will appear later."
  2. Used to indicate likelihood or certainty.
    "You will regret this."
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17 minutes ago, Grumpy Bear said:

 

Leonardo Dicaprio Cheers Meme - Imgflip

 

Sometimes I wonder if English is the forums first language. WILL benefit. Mull those words. Then ask yourself if anywhere in that manual it states, "failure to do so will kill it dead". 

 

Let me help you out: 

 

benefit /bĕn′ə-fĭt/
noun
  1. Something that promotes or enhances well-being; an advantage.
    "The nurse explained the benefits of regular exercise."
  2. Help; aid.
    "The field trip was of great benefit to the students."
The manual states there is a likely/certain FUTURE advantage. (WILL) Your taking advantage is a personal decision. It ain't that hard to comprehend. 
 
will /wĭl/
auxiliary verb
  1. Used to indicate simple futurity.
    "They will appear later."
  2. Used to indicate likelihood or certainty.
    "You will regret this."

Here we go, ego masked by an odd level of quasi logic mixed with bloviation.....

 

bloviate
blō′vē-āt″
intransitive verb
  1. To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner.
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16 minutes ago, Grumpy Bear said:

 

Leonardo Dicaprio Cheers Meme - Imgflip

 

Sometimes I wonder if English is the forums first language. WILL benefit. Mull those words. Then ask yourself if anywhere in that manual it states, "failure to do so will kill it dead". 

 

Let me help you out: 

 

benefit /bĕn′ə-fĭt/
noun
  1. Something that promotes or enhances well-being; an advantage.
    "The nurse explained the benefits of regular exercise."
  2. Help; aid.
    "The field trip was of great benefit to the students."
The manual states there is a likely/certain FUTURE advantage. (WILL) Your taking advantage is a personal decision. It ain't that hard to comprehend. 
 
will /wĭl/
auxiliary verb
  1. Used to indicate simple futurity.
    "They will appear later."
  2. Used to indicate likelihood or certainty.
    "You will regret this."

When it comes to automobiles will is hard to prove. In my venture into over 150K mile club I ask several dealers when certain items would wear out. Like a battery or starter. When would you recommend changing. Non could tell me. So much for will. 

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7 hours ago, Grumpy Bear said:

It says, "WILL benefit....."

 

image.png.d162e5dae3a4a9606a859435a556bceb.png

 

.....doesn't say MAY.

 

Not only are they sure that you think you know more than they do about the thing they made and will ignore this simple and really easy to follow instruction, but they are also counting on it:rolleyes:

 

They lick their chops when you not only ignore them but encourage others to do the same. 😏 

 

Are you also first in line when a hundred miles after the warranty expires your XYZ has failed crying in some forum GM won't fix it for free? 

 

:rollin:

 

I owned f150 and sold it with 495 000 km . I had a 5.9 cummins with 1.1 million km on it . I owned many high miled and abused work trucks . Never have i ever had issues . I owned 5.3 gm trucks with 400 000 km . Change the oil . Go heavy on maintenance and drive them hard . Only issues i ever encountered was blowing rear diffs in the 1999 to 2013 gms trucks . Gmt 800 and gmt 900s . 

My 2024 2500hd i change my oil at 7000 km i already been through all the fluids . I do all my own work . I live in canada so everything rots out before the running gear gives up anyways 

 

 

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