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sit at idle, with the motor running ? Any adverse effects...
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Depends on how large your fuel tank is. Can't think of any other limiting factors.


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until it drives everyone else around you in a campground nuts...


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Depends on the brand and what tranny is. They 47re tranny in the Dodge can cook itself when idled excessivly in PARK. No problem if shifted into neutral. Learned that from hearing a story about a HAM radio guy that drove up to a high peak and chatted on his radio for several hours with the engine running to power up his long range setup. Tranny fried itself from hours of idling.


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sit at idle, with the motor running ? Any adverse effects...
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As long as you can afford the fuel.

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Why do you ask?

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I have a 2007 6.7 Cummins Turbo in a Dodge 2500.
Because of the emission controls on the engine, I was told by the dealer not to idle the engine for over 15 minutes as it can load up the convertors.


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You should never let a diesel idle more than 15 minutes because it soots up. It's also good to floor it once in awhile to blow out all the soot. Hope this helps.


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Long periods of idling are not good for yor diesel, as it doesn't run warm enough.


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