Originally Posted by Iqoair
Wow!!!!!!!!!! That's insane. I guess idle isn't all that bad for these things then. I know mine will kick the idle up if it sits in park, even with the park brake off (Manual says park brake has to be on). That makes me feel better about the amount of hours I have on mine.
Your truck ran non stop for 2.5 years, literally...
The truck was only 4 years old when I got the new one given to me. The truck is still in the fleet, just used by another worker. We would work 16 hour shifts almost 3-4 nights a week, and then the rest of the time it was just the 8 hour shifts. Sometimes, we would even work the weekends. We would avarage about 70 hours week.
These engines are not the greatest at idleing. We use to have a lot of problems. Utilities can not block off EGR and stuff like that. The mechanics got really good at cleaning turbos. The only saving grace was the trucks weighted around 20000. Crew cab F550. The engines would roar when in transit and burn/clean all the soot out. LOTS OF SMOKE!!!! I would not worry about your hours too much.