Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Justin,Texas, Republic of TEXAS (USA)
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#2 is the biggest reason.
Diesels burn so little fuel that there hardly any combustion to create the BTU's to heat the water idling.
EBP did it for the 7.3.
Nothing works so well as driving it.
Pre-drive warm up made sense when oils were far less than they are now and truck transmissions used 90 weight lube.
Also warm-ups made some sense on gassers when they had manual choke and momma wasn't so good at fiddling with choke those first few minutes.
The emissions testing protocol has the engine started and then put under load in 15 or so seconds.
2006 F450 CC Hauler bed 4x2 6.0 L 6.0 auto, Lariat, 4.30 r/a, SCT, 4in exh. 103K New heads to repair diesel in coolant, 136K.
2006 F350 Lariat CC Dually 4X2, 6.0 auto 4.10 LS, SCT, airbags, 4 in. exh. 147K Rebuilt engine to repair damage from burned piston. One head to fix fuel in oil problem.
2002 F350 CC DRW flatbed (originally pickup bedded) rebuilt & upgraded 4R100
36 feet on the floor Elite/Outlaw LQ horse trailer.
35+5 foot double tandem axle flatbed trailer.
36 foot double tandem axle flatbed trailer
36 foot Platinum 6 horse LQ, side load, full width back tack
2003 EB Expedition 164K (no engine repairs, gas burners are the new longevity leaders)
2004 Volvo V70R AWD-high miler in fleet, 241K (no engine repairs)
2007 BMW 550i 6MT 146K, Stuff breaking all the time that would last twice as long on a Kia or Hyundai, sad. Drives great though.
Suzuki Carry KEI truck, 660cc 3 cyl DOHC EFI 4X4 5 speed RHD. Sort of a Smart Car sized pickup. Eats Gators and Mules for lunch.