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Old 10-27-2006, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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??best way to warm up truck

what is the best way to bring a cold engine up to operating temp.
should i bring it up on fast idle, or should i close the back pressure valve.

y closing the back pressure valve am i causing any harm???.

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Re: ??best way to warm up truck

just let it idle, and i believe the back pressure valve is to help it warm up quiker.
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Re: ??best way to warm up truck

Well actually it is not good to let a cold engine idle very long. I personally if it is cold let mine idle no more than 30 seconds, then take off and just be real easy with it. Letting it idle when cold will cause the unburnt fuel to wash the walls and could cause wetstacking. But just let it smooth out and oil pressure to build then drive easy till its starts warming up.

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Re: ??best way to warm up truck

I let my oil pressure come up, then watch for about another thirty seconds as my EGT comes up to about 200 degrees
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: ??best way to warm up truck

Man that is crazy talk my trans wont let me move unless i let my truck warm up for at least 5 to 10 mins. If youre in a hurry it just does not sound good if you start and go. I will never start and go.its just not good.
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Better than oil contamination and wetstacking!

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Re: ??best way to warm up truck

Since I got my DPtuner with the high idle I start it up and put it on high idle and let it run till I'm ready to go. On high idle the EGT's stay high enough to not worry about cylinder wash or wet stacking.
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Re: ??best way to warm up truck

30 seconds when it is 95 degreas out side yea. But when yore block is 20 degreas that cant be good.
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Re: ??best way to warm up truck

up here in seattle, when its gettinn around 40 or below i let it idle for mabye like 2 mins. then drive slow for like 5 miles, then all hell breaks loose, its ricer time.
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Even at work where i run heavy equipment we have been told to let tractors warm up for at least 5 mins. I have pushed that and even big machines dont run right unless there warm.
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Re: ??best way to warm up truck

I have a remote start on my truck and it runs for 12 minutes before shutting off if I haven't turned the key. I've done this for hundreds of hours over the past few years. I'll let it warm up while I take a quick shower. And until last year I didn't think it was a problem. I windowed the block. Tore it apart. And nothing showed signs of premature wear or wet stacking. To this day I still start my truck up before I go and let it idle for several minutes before I drive it. I don't really believe that wet stacking or premature wear unless you don't drive it to full operating temperature before shutting it down for a while.
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Re: ??best way to warm up truck

Read the sticky at the top of the forum on how to operate your PSD in the cold. Just keep the rpm under a couple of grand until you get the coolant temp into the operating range. The only thing closing the EBPV will hurt is the fuel milage and performance.

Just a side note: It does not get cold enough in Mt. Airy Maryland or Seattle, WA. to bother plugging the darn thing in.
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Re: ??best way to warm up truck

Letting a cold engine warm up at 1200 rpms is not a good idea, buy an AIC off of ebay ane set it to 900 rpm and warm up for 5 to 10 mins, i have several pieces of equipment and thats what i do and all of them i can bump the idle to 900 rpm.
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Re: ??best way to warm up truck

if i dont let my truck warm up to operating temp,....it will stall out and die with a loud knocking sound and no power....then take forever to start back up then would run like total crap rocking the truck back and forth untill its warm......whats up with that??????
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Re: ??best way to warm up truck

Diesels don't produce heat like a gas engine at idle. Have oil pressure, drive it with moderation until temperature starts to register. If you want to waste fuel and the motor, let it idle to warm up. It's yours to do with what you please.
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