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Old 10-08-2016, 08:32 PM   #1
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this is all new to me, i have been parked for a week, jacks down, slides out, air dumped, is it ok to start the engine and run it for a little while?
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:03 PM   #2
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What is your RV?

Likely yes ok, but why? If you can't bring a diesel up to temperature to not run it.
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If you run the engine it will air up your bags and you may have to dump and re-level. Why do you want to run your engine?
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It is ok but unnecessary as you will not likely bring it to temp sitting still and idling. If you just want to check the engine for noises and problems, go right ahead but be aware that it is not recommended to idle a cold diesel for more than 5-10 mins. Cold idling can allow fuel to wash down the cylinder walls and into the oil. Better to drive it till engine temp is up and then it will idle all day. It is always best to fire up, air up, and drive it asap. I'm leaving a lot out here....just google "diesel engine idling"
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

There's no need to start the engine after that stay!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Likely yes ok, but why? If you can't bring a diesel up to temperature to not run it.
I've been doing it wrong....
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I've been doing it wrong....
Typo. Meant to say if not going to run the engine enough to bring it up to operating temp then it's better to not run it at all. Idling for extended periods of time is bad for the engine.





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Likely yes ok, but why? If you can't bring a diesel up to temperature to not run it.
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Johnny, we're sure glad to have you! You'll find lots of nice folks on here who are eager to share their knowledge with you!

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this is all new to me, i have been parked for a week, jacks down, slides out, air dumped, is it ok to start the engine and run it for a little while?
No, not if it's a diesel. The diesel will not get up to operation temp at an idle...nor will any other systems. Only start a diesel if you are going to take it out and run it.
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No, not if it's a diesel. The diesel will not get up to operation temp at an idle...nor will any other systems. Only start a diesel if you are going to take it out and run it.
News to me!
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News to me!
Me too!! I must wrecked about 50 or so!
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well all the diesels i have had have a high idle set and it works thru the cruise control. and that is what most over the road truckers use when cold out and it can run this way all day long.....other wise at lower rpms you can get wash down but not all do...and some like my coach has a switch to lower bags or raise bags. so if you want to start it does not air up bags but does the tanks if you need air to blow up toys ect or bike tires..even some like mine have a 50' hose with ends on side of coach via a little door for storage...
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every dodge pickup with the isb would likely be junk very soon...if you cant start n stop em...and same one in many coaches .. but this is actually only my opinion and others have theirs so pick one..
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