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Old 11-15-2013, 11:55 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by laj View Post
this has just simply not been my experience with many diesels over the last 40 yrs. I let mine idle 10-15 min. at which time I am showing some value on the temp gauge, usually around 140-150. how do you use light throttle when pulling out into 35-45 mph traffic without slowing people down? What I have done works well for the engines as I usually get between 15-17000 hrs. or close to a million miles between ovhs.
since we all pay or own repair bills do it your way.
Per Cummins:
Idling at Startup or Shutdown

At Startup
Idling for engine warm-up is not required
Once oil pressure is seen put motorhome in motion
Dont operate at full road speed until engine temp reaches approximately 150 deg.F.

At Shutdown Idle (3-5 min) required only after full throttle/high power operation.

Idling is not necessary after normal operation such as exiting highway, driving into rest stop, campground, etc.

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Old 11-16-2013, 03:05 AM   #44
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1 I won't own a cummins
2 cummins or any other manufacture doesn't pay my repair bills. I have never seen or heard of anyone come away from a repair shop saying that the repair shop said " well you followed our advice so the repair is free ". At over a grand to replace the turbo I'll do it my way. if I let mine idle for 10 min. to cool down I'll burn about a pint of fuel Max,probably closer to a cup, or about ,50 cents. cheap.

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Old 11-16-2013, 06:18 AM   #45
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The anti-idling laws have resulted in trucks having RV-style generators to run their A/C. I first heard of this in 2003; while having some work done at a truck repair facility.

Originally Posted by buckstand View Post
Ever stayed overnight at a truck stop?


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