Originally Posted by tncruiser
i am always Amundsen by "bench racers" who buy a
product that has a 100million bux in r&d and then know more than the guys that designed
you can make more power but at what cost.
now dont get me wrong the first thing i used to do when i was a kid when i bought a new car was to take it out and bury the speedo for a lot of early miles you know its gonna run the way you break it in.and 12-14 months later i was back in the showroom starting the cycle over again now that i am much older i find my self following the mfg reccomendations
If anyone views it like I do, it is more a real word thing versus the controlled environment.
Testing and R&D is wonderful. I am sure the 6.4 diesel in the Ford was tested (by Ford and International), I also just got a recall for a sensor that can go bad and put me in basically limp mode. I think Toyota has had a recall or 2 also. GM had a series of transmissions that were in some Bonneville and Grand Prix vehicles that ate themselves at between 40 and 50 thousand creating repair bills around $3000 (had Grand Prix, thankfully bought extended warranty).
So some people probably do not trust what they are told, or would like confirmation.
I am trusting Ford that they got the 6.7 Right, but still keep a eye on the Ford forums. Despite Ford saying no fuel additive is required, I am using it being as the fuel pump is Bosch.