RE: RE: Factory Engine, Run - In Procedure, Gasoline & Diesel

From: Bernd D. Ratsch (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2007 - 09:41:13 EDT

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 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

- Bernd

-----Original Message-----
From: Bernd D. Ratsch []
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.

- Bernd

-----Original Message-----
From: droo []
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
<> wrote:

> The engines are bench tested (oil pressure and flow) and then installed
> into
> 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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