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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2010, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up New truck owner to be !

Well I finally did it. I've wanted a truck ever since I was 16 and my grandfather told me he wanted me to have his on his deathbed. Financial circumstances wouldn't permit that at the time.
Now at 41, today I put a deposit on my first truck a 2010 F-150 FX4 Screw with the 6.5 ' bed. It has the FX4 luxury package and it will have the hard folding tonneau cover as part of the 1000.00 free accessories package.
I have to travel to get it, but I pick it up Tuesday, and then it is a 5 hour drive home with it mostly on the highway.

I'll be thinking of my grandfather as I drive it home. May he rest in peace.

Should I be concerned about "break in" and driving 5 hours straight, or should I do some rest stops in between. I'll probably need to stop for dinner or bio break anyway.

Thanks to some here who have answered some questions I posted.

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Lucky you

We're in the same boat - put a deposit on a new XLT Screw yesterday. But as we're fussy, ours is having to be built so we won't have it until about the end of May.

Oh well, something to look forward to.
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Congrats to both of you...Lildave..when i bought my 05 brand new, i drove the hell out of it on the 4 hour trip home...anywhere between 100-150 km/h. No stops. Drove it like that till i traded it on my 08..and it got broke in the same way...So i wouldn't worry about a straight thru drive home.

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Welcome and congrats on the buy..

To each their own really when it comes to the break-in.
There is some good site out there about the true way to break-in an engine.

I did both. Was easy and hard on it.
Drove it normal i guess

By any chance, where do you have to drive to get your truck?
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Welcome to fordtough.ca......Enjoy the drive in your new ride !!!


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From what I've read during the break in period for the motor you should avoid maintaining a constant speed for long periods of time. So I would just vary your speed on the highway, and avoid using the cruise control.
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the engines are quality tested at factory and part break-in is done,just drive it like it will be driven and don't do any heavy hauling/towing for the first 1-2000km(i personnally drive mine harder on breakin then they will get normally)


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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-01-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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Enjoy your new truck.

I also just ordered a 2010 Screw XLT and I am thinking of getting the Ford Hard tonneau cover also.

Have you seen this cover on a truck? Is it good quality?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-02-2010, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for all the input guys.

About the Hard Tonneau cover, I have seen it on a showroom F150 Screw and it looks awesome.
I am however considering changing my mind on installing one, and that is for the reason of wanting to be able to drive with it in the semi open positions. Meaning folded once or twice.
I am going to start a new topic specifc to the questions I have regarding that if I can't find anything while searching.

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