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The dealer never mentioned a break-in period milage and anything special that I should or should not do. I never thought to ask because of the excitement of picking up a brand new truck. Does anyone know of any special instructions or break-in stuff for a new Titan with 1300 miles? Thanks.
 

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I don't remember off the top of my head, but I think you are not to tow anything until after 1,300 or 1,500 miles. Nonetheless, this information is in the manual(Brand new truck, gotta have a manual with it).
And congrats on the new Titan!
I love mine.
 

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There is a major no-no involving your new truck. Congrats by the way on what we all believe to be the best one available.




DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT ALL THE TIME

no towing till about 1500, but then you are all ready there. I would suggest changing the oil now, and to a full synthetic. Get the "break-in" oil out of there now. Use whichever synthetic you like, personally I use Mobil 1.
 

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Break-in procedure:

1. Push accelerator to floor to accelerate at break-neck speeds;
2. Stop when necessary;
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I have used Amsoil in all my previous vehicles and plan on using it in the Titan as well. I'll order the filter and syn oil today and change a.s.a.p. Thanks again.
 

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I plan on waiting until about 19K miles before switching to Mobil 1. Want to make sure everything is broken in. I know there are differences of opinion on this, but I really don't see the hurry for switching to synthetic. After all, vehicles run for hundreds of thousands of miles on regular oil.
 

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Riverratt said:
I plan on waiting until about 19K miles before switching to Mobil 1. Want to make sure everything is broken in. I know there are differences of opinion on this, but I really don't see the hurry for switching to synthetic. After all, vehicles run for hundreds of thousands of miles on regular oil.
and they do. You are more than entitled to your beliefs, we will not throw stones at you. However, costwise it is not that much more, and there is a performance gain instantly.
 

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I bought a '08 Titan in July and only driven it in town for a total of 4400 miles, with no towing. It has been back to the dealer twice for poor performance issues, mostly being inconsistent from day to day. The dealer said that this engine will not break in until 5-6K miles on it and the hesitation should go away. I finally got the opportunity to drive it on the interstate for a 1400 mile trip this past weekend back to GA where the temperature was in the 20's. I filled up with with 93 octane and with the cold temps and long trip (blowing it out), performance from 0-100 was freaking incredible, comparable to when I had a '95 Z28 with a LT1. Kicking it to pass, you had to be careful not to run into the back of the car you were passing.

On the way back, I filled up with 87 octane to save a few bucks and the hesitation at low speeds is back, switching back to 89. I found it is better to drive the hell out of it, grannying it makes it a slug.
 

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I purchased a titan le 2wd about two months ago. The dealer told me to bring it back between 1,000 and 1,200 miles for the first oil change and not to haul or use cruz control and vary my speed and not go above 65. I wanted to change to mobil one synthic oil but he said not to until 7500 miles. I forgot he said to change it at 3,000 and then at 7500 I could use syntic. Were I purchased the truck at North Texas Nissan they use mobil 1. But at another nissan dealership they use Castroel. So I hope this helps?
 
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