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Old February 24th, 2004, 16:02
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i need ideas...

I'm in Florida...and going to North Carolina to start a new job.
I have a 88 XJ that I am travelling there in. I blew the motor and just had to drop a huge chunk of change to re-do.
I'm pulling a 25' camper trailer with me....and have been told for the first 5000 miles, I dont want to put strain on this motor....I have to be up there this weekend, and I live in my RV....how can I get it there????????
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Old February 24th, 2004, 16:12
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Re: i need ideas...

Drive up there in the XJ to get the job leaving the trailer in FL. Take what you need and live in a cheap motel for a while until you rack up some miles on the XJ.
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Old February 24th, 2004, 16:12
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Easy, just put the XJs rear axle up on jack stands and let her go in drive at 1500 or 2000 RPM ala Ferris Beuller.
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Old February 24th, 2004, 22:34
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Easy, just put the XJs rear axle up on jack stands and let her go in drive at 1500 or 2000 RPM ala Ferris Beuller.
LOL... just make sure that you don't kick it when it does that and I would recommend not doing it in the garage (or make sure it's well vented)....

Anyways, I'd probably lean towards the motel suggestion, or if you do decide to tow, do it slowly, carefully and at short pieces at a time.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 07:15
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I agree with the motel iddea as well. Just make sure you get a motel that is not across the street from you new job, and drive the long way to you job. Maybe drive around some at lunch.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 07:23
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Borrow/rent a truck to hual up the RV. Go back to Florida and get your Jeep.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 07:31
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5000 miles, are you sure they didn't mean 500? That's the typical breakin for a new motor. 5000 is waaayyyyy too much in my book.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 10:32
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Most motor break-in periods are in the area of 500 miles. A lot of companies will tell you the isn't completely broke in until 5000 but you can start regular driving after about 500.

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Re: i need ideas...

One point...

Now, the motor gurus be ready to correct me if I'm wrong...

But I thought that in the initial break in period a nice long drive of hundreds of miles is the worst thing you can do, trailer or no...?

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Old February 25th, 2004, 12:07
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Re: i need ideas...

Ya I have to agree with you. Because when I replacement mine the paper work with it stated 500 miles of short drives to heat and cool it down. Also we got a Z06 vette in Oct from the factory in Bowling Green. We asked the guy before we left what was the break in. We were driving it back to Philly. He stated that to break it in drive at different speeds, no cruise control and don't cruise at the same RPM for long periods of time. So we just would go between 55-80 for a few hours not trying to stay at the same RPM to break it in. Changed the oil when we got home. It was ready to go. I did the same thing in the XJ. Changed the oil at 500 miles, drove it on short 25-50 trips. Juice
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Old February 25th, 2004, 15:52
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yeah...long trip is bad...I'm going to take side roads, and a lot of stopping.
Side roads have the 55 - 45 - 35 - and back up etc....it's the best i can do. i checked into renting a u-haul..over $1000.00...yikes. ugh, I'll come up with something...
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