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Old 03-02-2012, 03:52 PM
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I would not say my old Superduty (6.0) saw -50 but it was like -35 in Canada when I was up there and it didn't sound good after sitting out a couple of days when it was that cold.I wouldn't even consider driving it until it built up some heat under the hood.I think it took almost a half hour before it sounded normal.
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I was finally able to talk to a guy who drives a 6.7 up here on the north slope. His company has twenty of them. He said they have been running them for two years. I guess they have had a ton of problems from excessive idling(8-12hrs). They have their idles set between 1800-2000. I wasn't able to talk to him very long but what I got out of it was that these engines don't handle idling well(as many here have stated). That being said, he told me they still love the trucks. I'm trying to find out who wrenches on their trucks so I can get more detailed info.
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8-12 hrs per day?
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Yeah. When it's forty below, as it is today, everybody up here ides all day. Our trucks are our offices, break shacks, etc. A good proving ground for Ford trucks!
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10 + hrs of idling

Planning to buy a 2015, wondering if any changes have been made since I will be idling for periods of 10+ hours a day in the winter.

Pipelining has a lot of seat time and extreme cold weather...

Might have to get a gas engine worst comes to worst but would rather enjoy the torque of a diesel
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WoW!!! that's cold ....

my fix is to not live/work there
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I just saw my hours. It says 130 hours and 40 idling. I do not believe it. They must count every stop light and drive through . There is no way I have idled this truck for almost 1/3 of the time I have driven it.
If your not moving and the truck is running then you're idling, like it or not that's the facts of life..
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Planning to buy a 2015, wondering if any changes have been made since I will be idling for periods of 10+ hours a day in the winter.

Pipelining has a lot of seat time and extreme cold weather...

Might have to get a gas engine worst comes to worst but would rather enjoy the torque of a diesel
If you need the power of the diesel, well then that's what you need to do your job.

At a minimum, wire up SEIC to an upfitter switch for high idle, I'm thinking at least 1,400 RPM.

Get the Edge Insight CTS so you can monitor soot level in the DPF (and manually run active regeneration if absolute necessary).

If you'll be hauling heavy often enough, that will be helpful to keep things cleaned out.

Get the long bed for the larger fuel tank.
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