Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
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I have a Std 6.0L and a fuel flow meter onboard. When I take my foot off the trottle, while driving on the highway, the diesel flow gauge goes to zero everytime. Now, I never noticed this till I programmed my truck, but I love it going down the hill at no flow to the engine. I don't think the automatics will do this because they have a fluid coupling. When I drive my truck around the heat in the exhaust hardly amount to any so I just shutdown when I arrive. I never Idle my diesels for any reason other then charging the batteries. When I haul on the highway I plan my shutdown, I hold back the heat while slowing down to the reststop, I find the turbo coolsdown much faster at 2000 RPM and the fuel flow down to zero than idling it at 700RPM and the fuel flow at 1GPH. So I just shut her down as I am ready to walk out the door. I have done that with my volks for the last 20 Years and never had any turbo failures yet. Synthetic oils will be much better for this appication, they breakdown at much higher temperatures.
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2005, 6.0L, 6 Spd Std, 3.73 Rear End, F250SD, Extended Cab, 4 x 4 Long Bed. 2008 extension mirrors. GPS/TV/DVD/CD/Rear Cam/Radio installed, Max Energy programer by Hypertech, and Fuel Pressure Gauge. ScanGaugeII for 60 plus XGauges, and MPG. ELC Cat EC-1 Coolant, Pull a 39ft 15500Lbs 5th Wheel Camper Trailer. Mileage Avg is 20MPG, and pulling 12.6MPG.