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Old 10-04-2015, 06:11 PM   #29
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Pulling off a high way at speed and pulling into a fuel station without a little cool down is hard on any engine.. Even with sync oil.. But in most cases you coast down an exit ramp.. Drive around the station in 1st gear searching for your trailer safe island,, and pull in to refuel. That 2 or 3 minutes can be applied to your cool down time.. Just a minute of idle time while idling,, the engine is sucking 100% air all that time and a very small flame to keep it running.. Things cool down real fast with that amount of air flow.. Sodbust.

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Old 10-04-2015, 09:18 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by idroba View Post
I have no opinion on the matter, but it does amuse me that Google is cited as the authority. It is my experience that you can find any opinion you wish to find on Google.
I wasn't talking opinions but manufacturer recommendations. There is more to google than opinions.

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Old 10-04-2015, 09:31 PM   #31
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During cool down if you are going over a few minutes don't forget to raise your idle using the cruise control. You can raise it several hundred rpm's over normal idle which is better for the engine.
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Originally Posted by NevadaGeo View Post
Watch your turbine temperature gauge, when it comes down to the safe temp, you can safely turn the diesel off.

Sounds reasonable.
Sorry for my ignorance about proper procedures.

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Old 10-05-2015, 08:15 AM   #33
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The oil in your turbo bearings is the same oil that's in the sump for the engine. The fact that the engine oil also lubes the turbo is one of the reasons you let the truck cool down at idle.

Turbo is still spinning after engine shutdown. Usually at high RPM after pulling. A short idle will allow the turbo to slow and cool. Very good idea.

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