Fuel your truck while running

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by scatruck, May 16, 2011.

  1. Saienga

    Saienga Medium Load Member

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    Yes, I slightly mistyped. I reposted a direct link (by quote).

    So I repost without quoting Sec. 392.50
     
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  3. Svoray

    Svoray Medium Load Member

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    So do you think we've come full circle in this thread :biggrin_255:
     
  4. scatruck

    scatruck Light Load Member

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    thats for sure, when I started this thread, I sure didn't expect it to go this long. However, it has been interesting
     
  5. Travelinman

    Travelinman Medium Load Member

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    My owners manual says to let the truck idle for about 3 to 5 mins after pulling to let the turbo cool down.
     
  6. dieselpowerrules

    dieselpowerrules Light Load Member

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    And on the sun visor of my 02 Mack it says right there to let it idle for three minutes. Even just coasting into a place the turbo is usually spinning pretty fast, any time the rpms are up off idle, not just under throttle.
     
  7. GasHauler

    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

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    Sorry. I should have read further.
     
  8. PJSnickers

    PJSnickers Bobtail Member

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    Aren't you supposed to check the oil when the engine's cold?
     
  9. foofy

    foofy Bobtail Member

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    Safety mandates shut down. The fuel return line heats the fuel to its flash-point thus creating a fire hazard. If you shut it down the hazard is reduced.
     
  10. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    no you dont have to, it would be most acurate. You just have to let it sit off for a few minutes (10 to 15 min is best) to let all the oil work its way back down to the oil pan.



    American Trucker
     
  11. trucker_101

    trucker_101 Heavy Load Member

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    With everybody running their trucks ALL night long, then driving all day, when would it have time to get cold?
    :biggrin_25523:
     
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