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max idle time on 2014 and newer ford f250 diesels

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by gonzo57, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. gonzo57

    gonzo57 New Member

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    Is it true that there is a government mandate on max idle time of 5 minutes on newer ford diesel trucks?
    I've been told that with the new emissions standards and system has something to do with this. And, also is it true that excessive continuous idling can lead to fuel bypassing rings and getting into the oil?
  2. pkevins

    pkevins Active Member Respected Member

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    Varies by state. Google "Maximum idle time Diesels" and you'll see a plethora of articles, including links to official rules. Restricting the search from 2013 to present, I found this file excel file generated in early 2013, with a separate tab/worksheet for every state..
    https://cleancities.energy.gov/files/docs/idlebox_idlebase_database.xlsx
    Kevin

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