2009 International Prostar

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by boobaroo, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. boobaroo

    boobaroo Bobtail Member

    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    I have recently decided to go back over the road. I worked local job for last 9 years. I was given a 2009 Prostar from the company I drive for.

    The question I need answered is: How do you keep the truck idling in cold or hot weather to compensate for conditions? I know in the older trucks, there was what was called optimized idle. What is it called in this Prostar and how do you get it to operate.
     
  2. Pablo-UA

    Pablo-UA Road Train Member

    Messages:
    7,063
    Thanks Received:
    1,280
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Location:
    Borispol, Ukraine
    OI - is DetroitDiesel thing, Cummins make ICON...

    what engine do you have? They offer Cat, Cummins and Maxxforce...

    what do they offer to self starting... I do not know, I saw ProStar twice... with ISX engine and no ICON.
     
  3. Heavyd

    Heavyd Road Train Member

    Messages:
    3,796
    Thanks Received:
    1,519
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    Turn cruise on and hit either set or resume button to increase rpms. Some companies have idle shutdown programmed in to save fuel, so you might be SOL.
     
  4. Andy Williby

    Andy Williby Bobtail Member

    Messages:
    24
    Thanks Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    Can you pull a fuse for the idle shutdown?
     
  5. boobaroo

    boobaroo Bobtail Member

    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    I found out that when the Idle Shutdown Light comes on, all you have to do is Rev the engine up within 10 seconds and it will eliminate the Idle Shutdown and then it runs as long as you need it to. The only problem with this compare to the old Optimized Idle is fuel comsumption, becasue it does not shutdown and restart like Optimized Idle. Oh well, the things they do to make you spend more money.
     
  6. Heavyd

    Heavyd Road Train Member

    Messages:
    3,796
    Thanks Received:
    1,519
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    It depends which engine you have. Maxxforce engines, reving the engine only cancels the 5 min timer and restarts it. Cummins, depends how it is programmed. There is no fuse to pull, this is all in engine programming.
     
  7. Andy Williby

    Andy Williby Bobtail Member

    Messages:
    24
    Thanks Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qnd-hdmgfk
     
  8. BRUCEALAN

    BRUCEALAN Bobtail Member

    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    when the eng. shut down light cones on step on the break that will disable it.
     
  9. Pablo-UA

    Pablo-UA Road Train Member

    Messages:
    7,063
    Thanks Received:
    1,280
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Location:
    Borispol, Ukraine
    for specified time :biggrin_2559:
     
  10. LSAgentOZR

    LSAgentOZR Road Train Member

    Messages:
    2,042
    Thanks Received:
    1,322
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    I so read the title of this thread wrong, and had to a do a double take.... /sigh...I hate Mondays.:biggrin_25512::biggrin_2552:
     
    Lux Prometheus Thanks this.