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leave it run 12 44.44%
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Old 01-30-2003, 08:22 PM
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Chevy and GMC, http://www.gm-diesel.com/
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If you choked a Smurf, what color would it turn?

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Old 01-31-2003, 02:07 AM
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I have a turbo temp monitor (TTM) and when I stop and turn the truck off it will run until the turbo cools to a pre-set temp, 350 degrees on mine. So I guess I do both.

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http://www.dieselpage.com/iss32.htm
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Old 01-31-2003, 05:55 PM
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I have a turbo temp monitor (TTM) and when I stop and turn the truck off it will run until the turbo cools
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Ray, how long wil your truck run, say on a 85 degree day ,after driving to full engine temp?
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Old 02-01-2003, 02:21 AM
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Depends on the load, the grade prior to shutting down ,etc...I would say just a few minutes, rarely over 5 minutes. Cool thing is I can shut down, lock doors, set alarm and go.
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Old 02-09-2003, 10:19 AM
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what about for gas engines?
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Old 02-09-2003, 11:55 AM
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Gas or diesel really doesn't matter. What matters is turbocharged. The turbo gets super hot, and if cool(er) oil isn't allowed to circulate through the turbo a while to cool it down, the oil can "coke". This can plug the oil passages to the turbo, and elsewhere, in addition to wearing down the oil prematurely. Synthetic oils help greatly in this regard, but it's really imperative if the engine is turbocharged to let it idle for a few seconds, or minutes, depending on how hard it was being run, before shutdown.

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