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Ok with big rigs and trains yes idle is better. But with the engines we have it really is not beneficial and it is wasteful of fuel.
For one thing the tech that said it is ok to let a F350 idle and not an F250 must not be a diesel tech. Because the 7.3L in the F350 is the same as the F250 as long as they are the same year truck.
Now with the 6.0L I would be concerned with carbon build up in the egr. Causing the egr to clog and fail. Which then interfers with the running of the engine. Which then you either have to clean the egr yourself or take it in to get cleaned.
Now in the winter I will let my truck idle when filling it up, and if it is a quick stop like running into the local party store. But to let it idle for 2 hours while walking around a store. That is just crazy.
Wet stacking I don't think our trucks have that problem as much as the big rigs do. But it is possible.
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2005 6.0 Crew Cab Long Box Lariat, current truck
2004 6.0 destroyed by contaminated fuel
2002 7.3L burnt