Join Date: May 2004
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Re: Warming up to long?
early light duty 6.2 gm engines had egr"s also.earlier powerstrokes 7.3 engines,had the ideling warm up accesory also. i normally let my vehicles wether gas or diesel,hot or cold weather,idle for two to three minutes before moving.below freezing,i give them at least 5 minutes,especially if i have a trailer hooked up.i have driven diesel pickups since 1981,all have seen extensive ideling times,anywhere from one to several hours at a time.this is a old school tradition that i grew up with,however im ideling less nowadays.mainly because its really just a waste,plus the fact stealing diesel trucks is starting to be common.anyway my practices seem to work ok ,most my trucks get at least 200k or more on them before being sold or semi retired,no engine failures yet!
the fleet; ferds ,02'f350,01'f450, 11' f350 the generals ,82'2500, 82'2500 4x4, 82' blazer, 86' blazer ,93'3500, 96'3500, and a 99' 3500hd with 12 valve cummins power. the goats, 90'd250, 91'd350 4x4, all are diesel powered. a list of bigger stuff, as well as gasser's, got lucky, wife comes from a family that collects junk iron too!