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Scratch 02-02-2013 12:49 PM

Ford F250 6.7 TD Owners: How Long to Idle?
New to Turbo Diesels. How long should I let the truck idle before shutting down?

Thanks in advance...

acadianbob 02-02-2013 01:11 PM

Here is a nice write-up for you on the 6.7.

First Look: Ford's All-New 6.7-Liter V-8 Power Stroke Diesel Engine - News

The turbo's are both oil and water cooled. IMO, you don't need to worry much about idling before shutting down. Technology has improved. Ford has a technology that allows coolant to continue to cool the turbo's even after the engine is shut off.

Oaklevel 02-02-2013 01:23 PM

Not long I'm a little (alot) old school I have had older turbo mustangs to turbo diesels but I figure If driven hard give it alittle time.... but that time can be getting into a campsite & unhitching.... Solo unlesses you are racing it finding a parking space or traveling into the campground should be plenty. Go by what your owners manuel says....... (I am an if all else fails read the instructions)..............

pwrstroke2012 02-02-2013 01:34 PM

It's built Ford tough,:D you don't need to.

Scratch 02-02-2013 07:11 PM

Thanks much fellas!!!

pwrstroke2012 02-03-2013 09:11 AM

Some advice I got from a Ford diesel mechanic, don't do any mods or tuners on your motor. You will hear of a lot about deletes on the emissions to get more HP and better fuel mileage. He said the only issues he has seen with the 6.7 is from owners trying to "tweak" them. Just change oil every 5,000 miles, fuel filters every 10,000 miles and drain fuel separator filter under the drivers door every month. That black truck looks sweet. I got the opposite, white.

ChooChooMan74 02-03-2013 09:52 AM

I am old school, so I would let it idle for at least a minute. My mechanic says 3. If you're pulling hard, then 3 to 5. It cant hurt. Our locomotives on the other hand, 30 minutes after full throttle.

dwaynerz 02-03-2013 10:21 AM

nice mustang in your avitar oaklevel.

rattleNsmoke 02-03-2013 10:51 AM

Get some gauges and monitor your EGT's, EOT and ECT (Exhaust gas temps, engine oil temps and engine coolant temps). You'll be able to determine when it's safe to shut the engine down without possible damage. Most of the time when towing by the time we pull into the campground off a freeway and drive to the office, the engine is plenty cooled down. Most of the time that applies to fuel stops too. Just a bit of good engine data monitoring IMHO.

Oaklevel 02-03-2013 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by dwaynerz (Post 300720)
nice mustang in your avitar oaklevel.

Thanks, Had it since 83' wasn't so nice when we drug it home back then.... Son's want it :roflblack:

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