Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Walpole, MA
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Does your engine enjoy being shut off when cold...no..will it destroy it..no. If you know your going to be doing a lot of short hops, keep the OCIs short (like 5k or so) and maybe look into a battery minder. Also plugging the truck in will help it get to operating temp faster.
Sometimes I grab a coffee on my way to work and Dunks is only about 2 miles from my house and I just shut it off.
On most mornings my truck has from when I finish turning the key to when I put the truck in drive to warm up. I am not much of an idling person and unless I have REALLY worked the truck hard, towing or plowing, I don't let it idle down when I shut it down either. I have done this for about 300k miles on two 7.3s and a 5.9 never had an issue.
2002 F-350 4X4 ECLB 7.3 4R100 6637 filter w/ RiffRaff cover, 08 diff cover, 203* T-stat, HPX, Stancor Relay, 6.0 trans cooler, Zone leveling kit, 8'6" Western Ultramount
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