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Old 03-16-2010, 11:19 PM
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im glad to have experienced folks on ramforumz to turn too i meant to say. i will exhaust all resources to find the answer, and post what i find out. thanks again
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:22 PM
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thanks raceram9 i will be awaiting what you find out.
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6.7L shouldn't be idled for a long time or it clogs the DPF; the 5.9L cummins you have can be idled all the way to an empty tank (would take 5 days at idle) with no ill effect. Diesel engines are designed to idle and if you look at your engine hours (if you're equipped with the counter) it only increases when UNDER LOAD. There's no difference between a heavy service diesel and an automotive diesel.
As for the convertor needing air... they only need to be cooled when there's friction involved and the convertor needs to be spinning at SPEED to generate any significant amount of fluidic friction.

BTW, I was a heavy diesel mechanic for Detroit Diesel and Catterpillar egines on drilling rigs.
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thanks cd for your input, i figured there was something wrong with this fellows story, you know I talked to some guys that have never owned a diesel and even they knew a diesel is designed to idle. thanks again to all. I will add whatever else I find out. peace.
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Watch out for the

6.7L shouldn't be idled for a long time or it clogs the DPF; the 5.9L cummins you have can be idled all the way to an empty tank (would take 5 days at idle) with no ill effect. Diesel engines are designed to idle and if you look at your engine hours (if you're equipped with the counter) it only increases when UNDER LOAD. There's no difference between a heavy service diesel and an automotive diesel.
As for the convertor needing air... they only need to be cooled when there's friction involved and the convertor needs to be spinning at SPEED to generate any significant amount of fluidic friction.

BTW, I was a heavy diesel mechanic for Detroit Diesel and Catterpillar egines on drilling rigs.
pretty much what my brother said
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I think you coworker was talking about the new 6.7 Bluetec's w/ the Particulate filter, like CD mentioned. The 05-06 5.9s are beasts, run em all day...
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and if you should ever want to part with that 5.9L common rail... I know about 30 people who would love to take it off your hands Nothing makes huge torque numbers like the common rail with very little mods. I can give you a list of 7 things to get, cost you $3-4K and you'll be up about 700RHP and 1000RWT... 'course then you need to beef the tranny
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just my opinion
when the engine is idling & the transmission is in either park or neutral, nothing is moving in the transmission, not even fluid, except for a maybe a quart slowly leaving the converter & draining back into the transmissions housing, as soon as it put in gear, the pump kicks in & the converter is refilled almost before your hand leaves the shifter

the only thing that you have to be concerned about is the engines temperature at IDLE, if it starts to heat up beyond normal operating range, then you have to run it at a higher idle to get it to cool back down

when you think about the transmission being in Park, the only thing engaged is the parking pawl its function is a hill holder, so it can't roll
in Neutral a strong gust of wind could move the vehicle backwards or forwards, because Nothing is moving in the tranny to stop it
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Thank you all for all of the information. I got perty much the same information from some good people I know. One of these guys has a 98 dodge 2500 diesel, and he has 497 thousand on it and he says the only thing he has done to it is had the transmission bands tightened and a starter rebuild. he changes the oil every 4 thou and the feul filter. he said the thing has idled for days, he sleeps in it at deer camp. so with that being said, and all that you fine people have said, I dont think I have anything to worry about. As far as letting go of her, I dont think so, not in the near future cdnoil I kinda like her. Thanks again for all the help and comments.

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I have another question i will post in another thread about the MAF sensor on a custom cold air intake.
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