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egt temp before shut down???

Just wondering what EGT's should be at before shutting the engine off? I heard you are suppose to let the vehicle idle before shutting down.

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I try to let it get down to at least 300 degrees. At the minimum, (and the truck is going to sit for a while) let it idle for about 45 secs to a minute. If your just running into a store really quick, I'd just let it run. I do.

If I'm popping into the quickee mart for smokes and a drink...the truck is running. (Sitting where I can see it of course.)


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Yeah, 300* is what I usually do, if you can coast into your parking space, it will speed up the process.

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I try to let it get down to at least 300 degrees. At the minimum, (and the truck is going to sit for a while) let it idle for about 45 secs to a minute. If your just running into a store really quick, I'd just let it run. I do.

If I'm popping into the quickee mart for smokes and a drink...the truck is running. (Sitting where I can see it of course.)
And one day you will see it going by-by. Oh! no sir Mr. Policeman I didn't lock the doors, I left it running..

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Oh! no sir Mr. Policeman I didn't lock the doors, I left it running..

That's the cool part about a Lariat or King Ranch. I just hit the 7 & 9 buttons when I get out and the doors are locked! Punch in my code when I come back and the door unlocks.

I'm not a big fan of leaving an unattended truck idle, but I will do it for a stop of less than 1 minute. Of course around here the police can write you a ticket for it. Like I've never seen one of their cars running unattended!
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When I leave it I keep a VERY good eye on it; always right in front where I can see it and never for more than a min or two...just enough time to get what I need and leave. I would like to have a way to lock it while running but getting to my hidden spare is a PITA and not condusive to stopping for a quick min. Also, I will NOT leave it running if I sense questionable characters around.


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Instead of all of that why don't you just get a turbo timer and call it a day?

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Lavos4 hit it on the head. I set mine for about 5 minutes, turn off the switch, pull out the key, and run in the store. The second someone touches the brake, the engine dies. And that's when they find out that there isn't a key to start it with! Hasn't happened yet, but it'd sure be expensive without the Diesel Turbo Life Saver installed. Besides, all thieves don't appear unsavory!
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Lavos4 hit it on the head. I set mine for about 5 minutes, turn off the switch, pull out the key, and run in the store. The second someone touches the brake, the engine dies. And that's when they find out that there isn't a key to start it with! Hasn't happened yet, but it'd sure be expensive without the Diesel Turbo Life Saver installed. Besides, all thieves don't appear unsavory!
My turbo timer has a dial on it and I turned it all the way till it stopped and it only runs 55 seconds. How do i set it to run longer since that dial won't go up anymore.

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I've installed a remote start - Bulldog Deluxe 500. It has the ability to do the same thing as the turbo timer, allowing the vehicle to stay running for a set amount of time, up to 5 minutes I believe, and shutting down if/when the brake pedal is pressed. The unit was $120ish through Amazon.com and installed myself. This may be a better option than the turbo timer as you also get a remote start with it. My $.02.

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