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TOPIC: Running Diesel engines while staying extended time at location.

Running Diesel engines while staying extended time at location. 2 weeks 1 day ago #857

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As we are full time I have seen several diesel RV owners start and run their engines. The problem has been they do more damage then good. If you are parked for extended periods and feel it necessary to run your engine please follow this guide line. Never run engine at low idle. Diesel engines require 1,000 to 1,500 RMP's to push the coolant and oil threw the crankcase to remove condensation. The alternator also will not recharge the current you removed by starting at idle. You should wait until your engine reaches normal operating temp before letting engine return to low RPM and waiting at least three minutes at low RPM before shutting the engine off. This also applies to your diesel generators. I hope you find this helpful. I am retired master diesel mechanic with fifty plus years experience.
Bob & Carol Anderson
2001 Safari Zanzibar, Cat 330
2007 Jeep Liberty Toad

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