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Old 02-13-2011, 02:47 PM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
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Default Re: Break In 2011

drive it normally and change the oil according to the ford maintenance schedule.
2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
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2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:52 PM
Twisty Twisty is offline
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Default Re: Break In 2011

The filter holds some oil and if the engine was cold when you put the oil in, you need to give it time to get to the pan.

That Popular Mech guy is a complete idiot!!!! WTF?
Change the oil after 20 miles so you can get the chunks of plastic out?!!?
The occasional nuts and washers will come out too?!!!??
2006 4.0 5 spd auto 4x4 Super Cab
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:57 PM
Drexl Drexl is offline
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drive that shit like you stole it...
get an oil change wehn its convenient for you .. anywhere from 5000 to 25000 miles..

don't matter

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Old 02-13-2011, 06:39 PM
zx6rrdan zx6rrdan is offline
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Default Re: Break In 2011

I drove my 95 and 10 the same way as I break in my bikes. Rob Muzzy bike builder suggested... A few short drives allowing the engine to cool between drives and varying speed and building speed and engine load and rev's. Is it needed? Probably not but as I'm broken in all my motors this ways and never issues and they're always strong for the breed on the dyno (bikes) I'll keep doing it
2010 B4000 4x4 SE+
mods:Tinted windows,Line-X,BAK Rail Caps,rust proofing, stebel natilus air horn,ScanGauge II,hitch reciever cover, Belkin Iphone mount charger, rubbermaid floor mats, hose clamp tailgate, mud flap delete, Cargo light 3rd brake light, explorer lighted visors, mustang dome light, fog light mod, Mountaineer ohc, bosch evolution wipers, GenK51a mirror,Kenwood p680c speakers, Underhood LED's, Ranger winter rims 245/75-16 Blizzak DMV-1's, 180lbs winter bed weight

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