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Old 03-31-2011, 05:26 PM
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How much sitting Is too much for a Diesel

Im thinking about finding a Project 7.3 To jack up, and tune Up and just go way excessive with. Now my concern is I always hear sitting is horrible for a diesel and the turbo. If I am going to do this how often does the truck need to be run. once a month, every other week? once a week? or even more? What happens when the truck sits too long?
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:30 PM
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just crank it up every week and let it run til it reaches operating temp.

Probably would want to change the fluids more often if its gonna sit a lot
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I wouldn't really worry about it too much. what about the military guys that are gone for months at a time?
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:22 PM
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i go to college and my freshman year i had to let my truck sit. I would come home every 5 or 6 weeks or so. It didnt give me problems. I had my brother start it every weekend. Just to warm and i went easy on it when i came home and let everything warm up nice
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:42 PM
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i'd definitely let it get warmed up and driven often but they are pretty solid motors you cant hurt it that easy, the 6.0's turbos are the ones that go bad from sitting, so ive heard from people that didnt use them enough... anyway hope that helps.
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Thanks for the help. Glad I dont have to buy a 5.4 or a 351
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