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Old 10-26-2012, 02:05 PM
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I'm thinking about installing a high idle on my 6.0 by using a piggy back to hook the high idle wire to the parking light switch. Any suggestions?
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Make sure you don't pick the pto wire...its orange I believe. I can't remember. I think the one you want is purple w a green tracer...just apply 12 volts...have the ebrake set and truck in park.. boom...1200 ish rpm idle.

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watch this.

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That is fast and easy. once the parking brake is disengaged the high idle wont work correct?
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That is fast and easy. once the parking brake is disengaged the high idle wont work correct?
You are correct. It can be bypassed though.

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Nice! I will have to add that to the list!
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I just did this mod to my truck and it only took like 15 min. Cheapest and functional mod I have done thus far. Thanks..
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I gotta say I'm not sure about this. I know if I start my truck when it's cold, it will idle on its own at 750 rpm's or so. After a couple of minutes, it kicks up to 1,000 rpm's. This may sound naive but to me, the logical only good thing this would be for is if you're jump starting another vehicle and don't want to sit in the truck revving the engine. The idea of using this feature when the truck/oil is cold presents problems, considering the injectors run off oil pressure. Again, experience with my '05 only, I know if I start that thing cold, it sounds like it's about to come un-zeused from its home and come out from under the hood so I certainly wouldn't be revving that thing when cold (which most would try to do the heat the truck/warm the engine up faster.

I'm an aircraft mechanic by trade and we have a number of engine related limitations that are based on oil temperatures and for a reason. I would think the same about a diesel engine that works off oil pressure.

Does any of that make sense??
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I gotta say I'm not sure about this. I know if I start my truck when it's cold, it will idle on its own at 750 rpm's or so. After a couple of minutes, it kicks up to 1,000 rpm's. This may sound naive but to me, the logical only good thing this would be for is if you're jump starting another vehicle and don't want to sit in the truck revving the engine. The idea of using this feature when the truck/oil is cold presents problems, considering the injectors run off oil pressure. Again, experience with my '05 only, I know if I start that thing cold, it sounds like it's about to come un-zeused from its home and come out from under the hood so I certainly wouldn't be revving that thing when cold (which most would try to do the heat the truck/warm the engine up faster.

I'm an aircraft mechanic by trade and we have a number of engine related limitations that are based on oil temperatures and for a reason. I would think the same about a diesel engine that works off oil pressure.

Does any of that make sense??
Yea i put one in and you are right i would let it run for a couple before throwing it on, this was made for emergency service and tow trucks and other stuff like that, just not for warming truck up, i like it cause you can run a winch at full pulling power with this mod and other kind of things that may put some strain on low RPM running
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Yea i put one in and you are right i would let it run for a couple before throwing it on, this was made for emergency service and tow trucks and other stuff like that, just not for warming truck up, i like it cause you can run a winch at full pulling power with this mod and other kind of things that may put some strain on low RPM running
Awesome! That's the type of info I was looking for.
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