Don't feel too bad though - mine had 38 miles on it (Brand New) when I
picked it up. It was taken from the delivery depot to the EPA testing
grounds. It was custom configured and apparently that configuration wasn't
tested....so the EPA drove it 38 miles! I received a $1200 check for the
extra 1 month waiting period and miles driven on a new vehicle from the
From: Bernd D. Ratsch [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 6:10 AM
Subject: RE: DML: RE: Factory Engine, Run - In Procedure, Gasoline &
Somebody didn't do the "PDI" at the dealership to check it over.
From: droo [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 6:15 PM
Subject: Re: DML: RE: Factory Engine, Run - In Procedure, Gasoline & Diesel
On Tue, 16 Oct 2007 12:37:43 -0400, Bernd D. Ratsch
> The engines are bench tested (oil pressure and flow) and then installed
> the vehicle. After installation and vehicle build, they are run at the
> factory for about 1 mile. Then, they arrive at teh dealership where we
> check them over and drive them for another 5-10 miles.
> - Bernd
Fascinating. My truck had 1 mile on it when I picked it up from the
dealer. I guess that would explain why they suck.
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