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Old 11-26-2007, 11:22 AM
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Possible new guy dumb question...

Bought my truck about a month ago and its my first diesel so pardon me if this is a dumb question.

Took the truck down to the family's for Thanksgiving. We stop to get a bite to eat and let the dog out about an hour or so into the trip (We love Buc-ee's). We let the truck idle while I went inside to order and my wife let the dog do her thing. When I got back, about 10 minutes later, it felt and sounded like the engine had a miss. The weather was fairly warm (70's) with a cold front coming in. Once on the highway it did fine and it did great all weekend. Any ideas what it may have been? Is this a typical issue? Thanks for ya'll's input and again I apologize if its a dumb question.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:25 AM
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is the truck stock? no engine modifications?
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idling too long, sounds like wetstacking to me. mine would do it bad when it idled a lot.
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Fully stock. Have to pay off some bills before I can do any mods and the previous owner was a good ol' boy rancher.
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fuel filter mabey?
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idling too long, sounds like wetstacking to me. mine would do it bad when it idled a lot.
So is idling bad? I've read a couple of different threads and I am confused. I was told its better to keep a diesel running that to keep turning it off and starting it back up in a relatively short period of time. Along those lines, with the price of diesel, if it is better to keep it running, is it worth it?
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I only let mine ilde long enough to let my turbo cool so it dont coke my oil. wit the price of fuel it isnt worth it to let your truck idle excesively.
when I let my truck warm up in the morning when i go to drive it it feels loaded up untill I get on it and it seems to clean up.

a good oil change and fuel filter change probley wouldnt hurt.
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a good oil change and fuel filter change probley wouldnt hurt.
Thanks for everyone's advice. I think I'll move up the oil change and fuel filter change from the sticker on the windshield. What are oil changes running everyone at the dealership? Is it worth just doing it yourself?
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It could also be an egr valve sticking issue because cruising is when there is supposed to be egr flow and at idle there should be no flow. Egr valves are a common problem on these trucks too, you can inspect the valve by removing it and make sure its not very dirty.
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Thanks for everyone's advice. I think I'll move up the oil change and fuel filter change from the sticker on the windshield. What are oil changes running everyone at the dealership? Is it worth just doing it yourself?
Yes! Pick up the oil and filter at Walmart for about $50.00. That's 4 gallons of Shell Rotella T 15w40 with a Motorcraft filter. Just make sure you have a big enough drain pan
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