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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Brunswick, GA
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Question on shutting off and restarting
Maybe a stupid question here...
I always hear diesel motors running at idle verses shutting them off. If you are not driving anywhere for lets say, 5 to 10 minutes - should I shut the motor off or let it run at idle?
I know that starting a motor is tough on them with the first few rotations not having proper oiling in the rotating assembly and all. What is a good rule of thumb with our motors to just leave them running?
Thanks in advance,
2000 Excursion XLT w/ leather
Purchased stock. Now consists of PHP Gryphen Edge CTS programmer, MBRP 4" turbo back, AFE Stage II CAI and BTS valve body swap. Rear RAS load handling helpers. Helwig rear anti-roll bar. Soon to install is a 31 row 6.0 tranny cooler.
(Waiting to pull my 2 Buicks to shows and races)