Help for new diesel owner and high idle mod? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 05-15-2010, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Help for new diesel owner and high idle mod?

So I understand that idling for long periods is not a good idea in the newer diesels. If you are using the high idle mod is it ok to idle? I'm not talking about sitting at a job site idling for hours everyday or anything like that. But my understanding is that you don't even want to idle for 30 minutes or so without doing the high idle mod.

I have the upfitter switches, can somebody tell me or give me a link telling me what all is involved with doing the mod?
WVStroker is offline  
post #2 of 8 Old 05-15-2010, 02:08 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Anniston, AL
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
walkeru08 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 05-15-2010, 02:10 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
smokin_h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: North Central Ohio
Posts: 451
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would also like to know, I did this mod on my 05 and was great for idling for long periods, and warming up the truck in the winter....it was easy on the 05, just gotta find the right wire to hook the upfitter wire to. I just dont know on the 08+ trucks.

2012 F250 King Ranch
smokin_h is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 05-15-2010, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by walkeru08 View Post
Thanks, very informative.

How do you all use the high idle mod? For example how long of an idle time are you ok with without flipping to high idle mode?
WVStroker is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 05-15-2010, 07:30 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
drifterdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by WVStroker View Post
Thanks, very informative.

How do you all use the high idle mod? For example how long of an idle time are you ok with without flipping to high idle mode?
I dont use high idle mod. I have a pto on my truck and thats the only time I use the high idle mod or maybe when its cold outside. I usually dont use it at all though, even when Im in my boom.

2008 F350 6.4 4x4 dually 30 miles CATV Bucket Truck 4.10 gears. Automatic.
drifterdawg is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 05-15-2010, 07:44 PM
Warheads on Foreheads
 
superdutydixie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houghton, LA
Posts: 1,812
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
might be a dumb question, but why do the mod? my idle kicks up to about 1000rpm in the winter, why would I need it to idle higher/faster?

09 F-250 Superduty CCSB
SOLD
superdutydixie is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 05-15-2010, 08:42 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
smokin_h's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: North Central Ohio
Posts: 451
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
there is really no science to it....if you know that you will be idling for a while kick it on....or if you want the truck to warm up, I know that the truck will raise the idle normally, but it takes it a while to do so, and it seems to warm up much faster w/ the high idle, when its around 0 you tend to notice these things lol...gotta love northern ohio in the winter....dont over think it bud, really I never worry about it, but if I happen to think about it I just switch it on. Now...I have to go and do it on the 08 LOL. Thanks walkeru08!!

Last edited by smokin_h; 05-15-2010 at 08:46 PM.
smokin_h is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 05-15-2010, 08:48 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
heck, mine kicks on automatically. but I have an '04, or at least I think it kicks on automatically. It sure stays low idel, then kicks into high. I kinda thought that was one of the benefits of a diesel, that it would kick into high idle when the engine needed it to? I have mine idelin for a long time, so would like to know before the new truck fever kicks in. thanks
AGpowerstroker is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome