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Well, extended idle issues won't crop up in 24 hours. Usually trucks that have been idled a lot have excessive carbon build up in the exhaust, turbo, and egr systems. This usually clogs up the turbo vanes, and jams the egr valve.
Try putting some good injector cleaner like FP3000, PS, or similar for a couple tanks, and drive the mess out of it and see if it clears up. These engines do like to be run pretty hard. Also avoid extended idling, and make sure you give it some cool down time after running it hard. Also why do you let it idle?? These things burn huge amounts of fuel idleing. Unless you need the engine running for heat, or power for lights accessories, etc, it's best to shut them off if they are going to be still for more than about 10 to 15 minutes.
Also, you might want to make sure your egr is working. It's pretty easy to clean it. Check your oil level also. Do you run synthetic oil? What's the mileage on the truck???
07 F350 King Ranch. SCT by Innovative!!
4" Magnaflow Turboback, Coolant Fiter System, ARP Studs, Sneaky Pipe by Elite Diesel.