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post #2 of Old 11-01-2010
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All diesels should be run under some load, but generally speaking they will come up to operating temp even at a fairly low throttle setting when in gear. I always run a new engine pretty hard at different rpms for the first 50+ hours to prevent glazing of the cylinders but after that I'm pretty easy on them (I don't adhere to the factory recommendations that you always have to run at 80% of full load).

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