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urgent Q please help

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Rollacosta, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Rollacosta

    Rollacosta LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    hi guys i have just bought a new truck 4x4 nissan 2.5 diesel turbo inter-cooled ..the problem is i need to use it asap to tow a trailer and stump grinder ..the manual/handbook says it should not be used for towing until it has done 1000 + miles a present it has only done 50 miles if i used it is there a high or low possibility of me doing some serious damage to the truck..thanks for any replies :) p.s if i did use it to tow it would only be around town and i would be doing a max of 30 mph
  2. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 735

    i wouldnt mess around during the break in period... That can affect the rest of the trucks life...

    Go buy a piece of sheet rock and rent the homedepot truck....
  3. lsylvain

    lsylvain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 779

    I would think it would be alright. Just like any new motor there ususally needs to be a break in period before you run the motor hard. It gives all the working parts to wear grooves and stuff. That's why you arn't suposed to run a new trimmer at full throttle until after at least the first tank of gas.

    Call the dealer just to be sure.
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    I was always taught you break them in the way you want them to run ! But with only 50 miles I would take it easy with it but you should not have any problems. As long as your not towing at the top of the tow rating.

  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I would be more worried about it being towed around town, than on the highway. Because you have the constant stop and go in town.
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Don't do it.
    Towing heavy equipment before the rings are seated correctly will show up in engine performance down the road.
    If you are only going a few miles and will take it easy, maybe,but other than that I think your investment is worth a bit more time to break in the motor.
    Diesels are meant to last a good long time,why shorten it?
    Rent a truck for the day.
  7. Rollacosta

    Rollacosta LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    thanks friends for all of your sound and good advice i will not use the truck until it has run in and done 500 miles i was told by the dealer that the truck should have done 1000 miles before it is used for towing, i have since read the hand book through and it turns out it is only 500 miles
  8. jimmyq

    jimmyq LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    rolla. put the back end up on jacks, put it in 3rd gear and let it idle its way to 1000 if you need it. :)
  9. Rollacosta

    Rollacosta LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    good idea ,did you see the cork screw wood spliter ,that worked of the rear wheels of a jacked up car or truck ..i saw a video of it somewhere on the net when i was doing a search for a log splitter it work great
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Are you still here??? You should be out cruisin'! :cool2:

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