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.
Don't tell my cattle I got leather seats!
2006 F450 CC Hauler bed 4x2 6.0 L Pstroke/Torqshift, Lariat, 4.30 r/a, SCT, 4in exhaust. 103K New heads to repair diesel in coolant.
2006 F350 Lariat CC Dually 4X2, 6.0 TorqShift 4.10 LS, SCT, airbags, 4 in. exhaust. 147K Rebuilt engine to repair damage from burned piston. One head to fix fuel in oil problem.
36 feet on the floor Elite/Outlaw LQ horse trailer.
36 foot double tandem axle flatbed trailer.
36 foot Sooner 6 horse large dressing/ mid tack.
2003 EB Expedition 149K (no engine repairs, gas burners are the new longevity leaders)
2004 Volvo V70R AWD-high miler in fleet, 228K (no engine repairs)
2007 BMW 550i 6MT 130K