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Old 05-15-2011, 10:22 PM
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prolonged periods of idling can cause valves to stick if engine is not at operating temp, allow to idle 5 mins or so when really cold and then just take it easy until up to temp. if you want to idle for long periods then it needs to be idled up to 1200 or so to prevent carbon build up on valves.
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