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post #1 of 51 Old 01-25-2008, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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IDLEING A DIESEL

I have heard all my life that idling a diesel is not bad for it. Now I read that is causes something called "wetstacking". What is wetstacking? Is there anything built into my stock '06 6.0L that will automatically idle the truck up for me to prevent wetstacking? If so how do I use it? If not how do I get it?
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not sure what "wetstacking" is??? but leaving the 6.0's idle for too long hurts them, due the egr systems. causes too much build up. I am sure there is a DIY high idle mod for the 6.0.

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heres an article on wetstacking.

"Diesel engines are designed to operate under a loaded condition"

the above pretty much explains it all, diesels are made to run hard, and run long.

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If you set your parking brake it will idle up to 1000rpm and help pervent wetstacking. But it is not a good idea to let one idle for more than 10 minutes.


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modern diesels arent like older ones...honestly your better off just turning it off.....i personally dont think you should idle them any more than you need to..
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modern diesels arent like older ones...honestly your better off just turning it off.....i personally dont think you should idle them any more than you need to..
only to cold down right?

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If you cant pull out your EGR then you shouldnt be driving a 6.0.
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If you cant pull out your EGR then you shouldnt be driving a 6.0.



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Yeah

They even tell us the best way to warm them up is start them and get going. Dont set around. Thats why the new 6.4 has that aux cab heater.
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So it is ok to start a diesel and get going immiediately?
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