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post #1 of 37 Old 01-19-2010, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Ran for 7 hours

Long story short, I'm an idiot. I unknowingly left my truck idling for 7 hours tonight with the keys in ignition (have a turbo timer so I didn't think twice about it when I was walking away).

Will this cause any damage to the motor? 7 hours just seems a bit long to be sitting there running


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can't idling at a low rpm for extended periods cause wet stacking? i'm sure you're fine, but i wouldn't make a habit out of it..

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can't idling at a low rpm for extended periods cause wet stacking? i'm sure you're fine, but i wouldn't make a habit out of it..
Yea it probably won't happen again I was so tired and I'm surprised no one stole it being there for that long. I also heard that it can wear the injector O-rings out though or something.


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can't idling at a low rpm for extended periods cause wet stacking? i'm sure you're fine, but i wouldn't make a habit out of it..
i let my 2000 psd idle for 6 to 8 hours at a time during the summer with the ac running... it was my office lol but i never had any problems with it that i knew about anyhow... if this is bad for them i need to know lol
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i let my 2000 psd idle for 6 to 8 hours at a time during the summer with the ac running... it was my office lol but i never had any problems with it that i knew about anyhow... if this is bad for them i need to know lol
I know the semi's do it at rest stops for long periods of times to so I don't see how it could be bad?


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i was told these engines were originally used by some military applications. was told they ran nonstop. may be wrong, but i don't think you hurt anything.
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I know the semi's do it at rest stops for long periods of times to so I don't see how it could be bad?
have you ever followed one of those after leaving a truck stop.. they like to spit oil drops out the stacks and all over you truck... a real pian to get off too
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absolutely nothing is wrong with this. these engines are designed to run constant. with the ambulances, they pretty much shut them off to change the oil, my freind in the ems buisness just sits and idles with the heat on all night in some commuter parking lot till they get called. fuel milages is the only thing that will get hurt.


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That is not a problem at all. Other than it probably burnt a gallon or two of fuel

Our 6.0's at work idle for 24 hours or more at times depending where we are staged

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