How do I override idle shutdown on a 2018 International?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by BukowskiFlowers, May 19, 2019.

  1. BukowskiFlowers

    BukowskiFlowers Light Load Member

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    It's 76 degrees outside and the truck keeps shutting down. It just rained so maybe that is an issue? Because it idled fine at 63 degrees without shutdown.
     
  2. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    You don't. Your company does
     
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  3. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    Opus is right.

    But you can try releasing the tractor brakes with the trailer brakes set, or bumping up the idle with the cruise control.

    That's all I got.
     
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    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    Ding Ding Ding. We have a winner
     
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  5. A Bug

    A Bug Medium Load Member

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    My 2016 international is set to shut off after ten minutes of idling if the temperature is between 25 and 65.

    However right before it shuts down when the temperature is between that range I get a flashing light on the dash saying it is about to shut off. All I have to do is tap the accelerator and then the truck will keep idling indefinitely.
     
  6. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    The pedal tap is what my company has set. No temperature parameters set. We have APUs and no crazy fuel bonuses. I don’t think they watch idling at all because everyone is good about using APU.
     
  7. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Medium Load Member

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    Can confirm, bumping the idle on cruise is a fairly reliable way to defeat that infernal timer. Although I don't think that releasing the tractor brakes is necessarily a requirement for it to work... I sure as #### don't release my brakes, anyway
     
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