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Can you do the high idle mod on the 6.4?

Can't find any threads except for 6.0.

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yes you can. I cant remember where the thread is. I did it to mine though. Check powerstrokenation.com. Ill try to find it for u

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That is the link below. Doing mine tomorrow.

High Idle mod?
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Just did it with upfitter switch 3

..but at 10pm pacific time in the dark. whats wrong with me?

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why would you do this?

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Made me happy like a fly on sh**.

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i guess ive just never seen it, but what is the high idle mod, and whats the purpose of it?

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Believe it or not, it's not good to let a diesel idle for long periods of time when it's cold out. Someone else can chime in here, but I don't think it's good on these trucks even in warm weather because of the DPF.

When it's cold out, you'll get fuel washing by the cylinder. With the high idle, the truck warms up quicker allowing the truck to burn all the fuel.

I don't know why Ford doesn't make it an option from the factory. It's standard on a Dodge!

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umm if you read your manual,the 6.4 is standard in cold weather too.it comes on a certain temp and after five mins of idling at that temp.

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Yes they both go into the high idle mode from the factory.

What I meant to say was the manual high idle is standard on Dodge. You turn your cruise control on, hit the set button and it automaticaly goes to 1000 rpm. Continue to hit the accel button and you can bump it up 100 rpm at a time up to 1500 rpm.

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