RV Daily Tips Issue 520. December 3, 2014 | RV Travel
Sorry to all those people who might complain about a diesel running but you must read this;
High idle is necessary to warm up a diesel engine
Diesel engines don’t warm up at “normal” idle speed — they must be run at a “fast idle” to generate heat. Check with your dealer or the manual for how to access your fast-idle speed. Many coaches use the following technique: As soon as you start the cold engine, gently and slowly increase the engine speed by depressing the accelerator pedal until you have reached the fast-idle rpm setting. Then engage your cruise control (press the button) and gently … slowly … let your foot off the pedal. Your engine should remain at the fast-idle rpm. (Some rigs may have a dash switch marked “IDLE INC/DEC” to activate high idle.) This is an excellent time to bring in slides, put the jacks up and finalize the last-minute details just before pulling out of the campsite. Thanks to Ron Jones. Get his RV books at AboutRVing.com.
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