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Old 12-14-2010, 05:20 PM
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How whould you break in a new ranger?
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:24 PM
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Drive it like you would normal but change the oil at around 500, 2000, 5000 miles and then start the 5000 mile interval between changes. Cars today are built with such close tolerances that you don't really have to do anything special to break them in.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:27 PM
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Drive it like you would normal but change the oil at around 500, 2000, 5000 miles and then start the 5000 mile interval between changes. Cars today are built with such close tolerances that you don't really have to do anything special to break them in.
i have 800 miles on it should i also change the filter?
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:33 PM
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I would. The first two oil changes are because as the engine wears in you can get some metal flakes rubbing off into the oil. Chances are it won't bother anything, but it's best to be on the safe side with two extra oil changes to start.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:16 PM
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I would. The first two oil changes are because as the engine wears in you can get some metal flakes rubbing off into the oil. Chances are it won't bother anything, but it's best to be on the safe side with two extra oil changes to start.
dauh... yeah i guess that was a dumb question, i really do know better than to change the oil without changing the filter.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:18 PM
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I didn't know this. So glad I found FRF. Gonna get and oil change this coming weekend... I just rolled over 1100km's.

Sorry don't know miles had to google it:

1100 kilometers = 683.508311 miles
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:47 PM
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How whould you break in a new ranger?
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I was going to say smash in the window. lol
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:57 PM
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I was going to say smash in the window. lol
Haha I was thinking the same thing!
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:10 PM
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haha me too
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:33 AM
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I was going to say smash in the window. lol
ok done! now its blowing wind in..lol
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:52 AM
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Drive it like you would normal but change the oil at around 500, 2000, 5000 miles and then start the 5000 mile interval between changes. Cars today are built with such close tolerances that you don't really have to do anything special to break them in.
Ditto!
I changed mine at 1010 miles (1625k) using my first free oil change. I plan on changing it again at 3010 (4844k) then from there at regular oil change intervals between 3000 (4828) and 5000 miles (8046k).
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:11 AM
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Default Re: Break In 2011

There is really no need to change the oil at 200, 500 or 2,000 miles. That is not necessary unless you have money to waste. Also, oil in most new cars have extra 'moly' additive to assist in breaking-in metal parts. Moly is an anti-wear additive present in all oils. Changing your oil so soon, gets rid of this important break-in additive in your oil.
But then again, it's up to you.
(These old wive's tales need to be exposed).
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:18 AM
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Not really an old wives tale according to Popular Mechanics.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:40 PM
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how many qts for a '11 4.0L?

manual says 5, but when i checked on the dipstick i was almost a qt low? even after my 5 qts??! wtf.
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Old 02-13-2011, 02:45 PM
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I wonder how much money PM got paid by Mobil to write that BS. Change the oil after 20 miles??? Right. I'll make you a deal. Send the money you would normally spend on all this extra pointless oil to me instead. I'll put it to better use!
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