2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Chevrolet

image2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Long-Term Road Test

This is the recommended break-in procedure on our new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.

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  • yellowbalyellowbal Member Posts: 234
    It seems 50 would be fine but the manual wants 500 miles!
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    "...keep the vehicle speed at 55 mph OR LESS for the first 500 miles." Yes 500, not 50. That is what I see in that picture. Given the legendary impatience of the Edmunds staff and the LA freeway drivers, I predict that this will either be ignored entirely or result in some "fun". How about driving to work on the surface streets for a change? Do they still make "Running in, please pass" signs?
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    This is a one-paragraph post. Maybe you could, you know, proof it before hitting "publish" - ? As for the manual, it's stupid. What you are actually wanting to do is restrict rpms and probably throttle opening for the first x number of miles, not road speed. So if I did a bunch of brake-torque burnouts but kept it under 55 mph, that would be ok?
  • reminderreminder Member Posts: 383
    True break-in of a motor likely comes many miles beyond the 500 miles indicated. Certainly, avoid putting heavy loads on the motor such as towing. Also avoid excessive idling. I wouldn't idle for more than a couple minutes, especially within the first 250 miles. The suggestion to avoid extended travel distances without varying the RPMs seems strange, but I'm guessing the engineers that design & build motors, know better than me.
  • duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    55 mph? Ain't nobody got time for that!
  • jjkirschjjkirsch Member Posts: 2
    Painful. I guess no Sammy Hagar tunes until after mile 500?
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