New truck questions

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by kay_ray, Jan 22, 2022.

  1. kay_ray

    kay_ray Light Load Member

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    Got my first new truck a few days ago and have few questions that will help me or might help anyone looking into buying new truck. Any help will be appreciated.
    1 how long is the engine break in period and any restrictions on driving while engine is breaking in.
    2 does installing an apu affect or void any truck warranties.
    3 first oil change at how many miles .
    4 what product to use to keep that shine on forever
    5 what things to avoid to prolonge the life of the engine .after treatment and transmission.
    If i missed something feel free to add.
     
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  3. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    1. I’ve always been told to just drive it.
    2. No
    3. Guys I run with shoot for around 5k miles
    4. Paint? You could ceramic coat it. Or just wash normally and wax a few times a year.
    5. Don’t idle
     
  4. Rugerfan

    Rugerfan Road Train Member

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    For paint shine I’d just wash and use spray wax. I’ve never been given special instructions when given a new truck, just drive as normal. So far I’ve not had any issues just driving like you normally would
     
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  5. vangtransport

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    They only thing I have ever read from Cummins about a new motor (rebuild) is to not idle more than 5 minutes for the 1st 100 miles. Cummins says they test each motor before leaving the Jamestown plant.
     
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  6. kay_ray

    kay_ray Light Load Member

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    Perfect . Do you recommend that green apu it sound pretty promising with that Kubota engine and simple design.
     
  7. kay_ray

    kay_ray Light Load Member

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    Ah man it was 12 f here when i picked up the truck. Had to idle to get the temps up .
     
  8. vangtransport

    vangtransport Heavy Load Member

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    You should be fine, the 5 minutes in the first 100 was for a rebuild. I fixed my post. Again, Cummins says they test every motor before leaving the plant. So I would imagine it's broken in already. I'm having a New motor put in my truck and was curious as well, & I found a few videos on Youtube that they put out about their Jamestown plant.
     
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  9. kay_ray

    kay_ray Light Load Member

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    Ah that makes sense. Thanks
     
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  11. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    Vaey the rpms. For first 500 or a 1000 miles????
     
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