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Old 06-06-2000, 07:58 PM
John DiMartino John DiMartino is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Walden,NY
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I shut my Dodge/Cummins off when the EGT guage gets down to 300 degrees,which is about 20 seconds to one minute if ive been running it hard.If you let it idle for 30 seconds to a minute before shutting it down you will have no problems with them.If you shutdown hot all the time,the hot turbo could coke the oil and waste the turbo bearings over time.Ive never seen this happen and my friend works on FedEX trucks-all the newe ones are Cummins 5.9 BTA(The same as my Dodge).the drivers shutdown at every delivery,sometimes over 100 times a day,with no cooldown time and he has never seen a motor or turbo failure on any of them.<p>----------<br>John D<br>
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