[Vwdiesel] Do Diesels ever need similar type cleaning?

Erik Lane eriklane at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 13:12:51 EDT 2007

That actually sounds kind of familiar, so maybe it's the same reason, but
I'm sure that it was talking about idling the engine to warm it up. But that
would definitely be "a less than ideal temp." :) Thanks for the info!


On 7/28/07, LBaird119 at aol.com <LBaird119 at aol.com> wrote:
> In a message dated 7/28/2007 8:22:25 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> eriklane at gmail.com writes:
> > I've read that with a diesel you're not supposed to let it sit and idle
> to
> > warm up because that's hard on it. It is better to run them with a load.
> > Though not full bore, either. Sorry, I can't remember the exact reason
> that
> > was stated or exactly where I read it.
> >
> >
>   Perhaps you're thinking of the practice of letting a diesel
> just sit and idle instead of shutting it off?  This pertains to
> a warm engine instead of a cold one.  It allows the engine to
> be running at a less than ideal temp which makes for more
> condensation and acid buildup.
>      Loren
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