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Old 12-11-2009, 05:50 AM
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Cold start / warmup method?

Well I know there are a few different preferences on this but what is the best way to warm up a diesel. Most people just let them idle, but I have been just starting up the truck and going very easy on it until it warms up to the first mark on the water temp gauge. I hear that a light load is best for warm up because it take so long of it to warm up at idle. I also have a TS chip with the high idle, is it ok to go to high idle from a 15*F start? My high idle is set for about 1000rpm.
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:12 AM
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I have the same Question about mine. I have had people tell me to let it warm up at idle for a few minutes to get the oil to temp and the turbo to temp. I have had others says start her up and give her hell. They say letting them run builds up carbon. I only have a five mile drive to work so she doesn't really even get up to full temp. What do you guys recomend.
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:23 AM
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The PSD doesn't idle fast enough to warm it up, 680 rpm's ain't going to get it done, the high idle is better but still a waist of fuel. The best way is to keep the rpm's under 2000 until the temp gauge starts to come up and drive it as soon as the oil pressure pops up. Plugging it in will speed the warm up time up, a lot!!!!
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:47 AM
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The best way is to keep the rpm's under 2000 until the temp gauge starts to come up and drive it as soon as the oil pressure pops up. Plugging it in will speed the warm up time up, a lot!!!!
Thats exactly what I have been doing, and I get right on the freeway from my work so people hate me when I'm merging!
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:05 PM
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There is a sticky at the top (by NCHornet I think) on cold starts if that is your question.

If it is more with how soon to drive, then I think the people above answered it.

Hope that helps.
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just plug the damn thing in...and let it idle.. tell me im wrong..

its -38C here right now as we speak..im freezing..i just fired up my truck itll be warm in 20min..get in and drive..its to hard on them to drive frozen..i dont recomend it..
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i let mine idle for a few minutes, drive it easy for about a mile and then drive it normal. i don't really get on it until its fully up to temperature though
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just plug the damn thing in...and let it idle.. tell me im wrong..

its -38C here right now as we speak..im freezing..i just fired up my truck itll be warm in 20min..get in and drive..its to hard on them to drive frozen..i dont recomend it..
Man thats cold, but you have to admit it takes it forever to warm up at idle.
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Old 12-15-2009, 05:21 PM
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i let mine at least warm up to the point where you can put on the heater inside the truck so im not freezing. once its warm in there i figure im ok.

boy do the neighbors hate that when i have to do snow removal at 3 in the morning. lol oh well
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boy do the neighbors hate that when i have to do snow removal at 3 in the morning. lol oh well[/QUOTE]

haha ya mine dont seem to like it when i leave in the middle of the night to plow and my warmup valve comes on when in high idle lol, i love it tho!
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