mercer transportation

Discussion in 'Mercer' started by kw12, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    I think my truck only burns about 3/4 a gallon per hour idling but it still costs more than $10.

    That's what I don't like about these knew motors. The old Detroit 12.7s would go way past a million miles and we never turned them off until we got back to the yard to go home. They would run for 7-10 days straight. Best motor ever built.
     
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  3. 77fib77

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  4. Oscar the KW

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    Says who? I have had two overhauled engines, and two brand new ones. All of which I have idled, and yet never had one single issue with any of them.
     
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  5. TruckerPete1990

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  6. TruckerPete1990

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    Cummins says you shouldn't. They say keep idle to a min tikl you get everything seated.
     
  7. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    You got it rebuilt what? 2 months ago? Everything is seated.
     
  8. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    Oh I'm sure it is by now. Still not gonna idle the truck till I go back in for my overhead. Even then that's why I paid 10 grand for an apu lol
     
  9. Cat sdp

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    $25 in fuel with lots of warmth vs $1200 freeze up.........


    Priceless
     
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  10. TruckerPete1990

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    Guess you never made an mistake huh. I've been in - weather all winter not once did I jell up without idling. It was only -2 I was in -11 earlier and didn't idle.
     
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  11. Cat sdp

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    Never trust a fuel supplier, below 0F truck runs period......

    And yes I make plenty of mistakes.
     
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