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Old 04-14-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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cooling off engine

After a long haul, it's a good idea, according to a mechanic friend of mine, after shutting down your engine, to pop the hood on the TV. This allows the heat to escape, rather than cook your cooling hoses and fan belts.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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I have an automatic shut off on mine. After the turbo reaches 300 degrees it will auotmatically shut down. I can adjust it for time or temperature. If you shut a diesel down too soon the turbo is still spinning at a high rpm without any oil flow. This will cause the oil to coke and minimize the oil flow.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:28 AM   #3
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Wish I had the auto feature on my 04 SuperCrew 6.0. I believe Ford recommends 10-15 minutes of idle time after working the motor hard for cool down, as opposed to shutting off and raising hood. Let the cooling system do the job
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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You mean for diesel engines, right?

I've never heard, or done this, on a gas engine before.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:04 PM   #6
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They sell aftermarket turbo timers.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:59 PM   #7
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@ Force, yes the Diesel engine, arjerram, has a diesel listed as his tv, but I have heard of guys opening the hood on their gassers to cool them after working them particularly hard.
@f1100turbo, I guess I never thought to look aftermarket. My truck is unmodified. there's probably thousands I could find out there to spend on it. Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:02 PM   #8
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@ Force, yes the Diesel engine, arjerram, has a diesel listed as his tv, but I have heard of guys opening the hood on their gassers to cool them after working them particularly hard.
@f1100turbo, I guess I never thought to look aftermarket. My truck is unmodified. there's probably thousands I could find out there to spend on it. Thanks!


my recomendation.
BD Cool Down Turbo Timer 1081150

or http://www.ebay.com/itm/BD-Diesel-Pe...#ht_1896wt_679
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@ Force, yes the Diesel engine, arjerram, has a diesel listed as his tv, but I have heard of guys opening the hood on their gassers to cool them after working them particularly hard.
@f1100turbo, I guess I never thought to look aftermarket. My truck is unmodified. there's probably thousands I could find out there to spend on it. Thanks!
Ok, now I learned something! I wasn't aware that it was a good idea to allow the engine to idle after a long haul! I was only thinking of the hoses, etc., cooking in the residual heat after engine shut down, regardless of type.
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Ok, now I learned something! I wasn't aware that it was a good idea to allow the engine to idle after a long haul! I was only thinking of the hoses, etc., cooking in the residual heat after engine shut down, regardless of type.
Always a good idea to do the cool down especially on a turbo diesel after a hard pull and pulling in to home or a fuel stop.
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