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Sitting idle???

For 5 hours a day my truck sits idle, or at best a slow crawl sometimes, with the AC running and in 100+ temps outside. Is there anything I need to worry about? And if there is how do I get around the problem? I don't have the option to not leave it running.
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Listing the truck, engine and mileage will help. From my undestanding 7.3's can idle all day everyday. 6.0's hate to idle and you will need to perfrom the high idle mod (search and you will find it)

if its a 6.4 I have no idea,

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You definitely need to do the high idle mod. Is your truck tuned with the DPF removed? If not you should not idle like that or else you are going to have trouble with a clogged DPF.

Guessing you have a 6.4L since it's posted in this section.
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It's the 6.4, hence it's posted in the 6.4 General Discussion. It's has no mods, all stock. What will the high idle mod do for me?
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It's the 6.4, hence it's posted in the 6.4 General Discussion. It's has no mods, all stock. What will the high idle mod do for me?
The high idle mod will raise your idle to 1200 when in park and e brake engaged. It will prevent wet stacking and egr issues due to unburned fuel.


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i idle often also and had the egr replaced.
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I also idle a good bit during the day. I manage a road construction crew so im crawling around all day. I think our biggest concern is just clogging up the DPF but if you're letting it regenerate when it wants to it shouldnt be a problem. I look at it this way, the majority of the vehicles out there that idle all day long are diesels. Some with hundreds of thousands of miles on them and they're still kicking so I have to question how bad everyone claims it is for them. If you use your truck for work and your work requires you to idle all day then it's just a reality we have to face that it's probably going to wear out a little quicker than a vehicle that's just driven to the office everyday.
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