Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
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If your motor is in good shape.....
Running a diesel for extended periods of time is actually GOOD for it. The worst thing that you can do for a diesel is run is for short periods at low RPM. By short times, I mean 15-30 min at idle to 2000 RPM.
Turn on the motor, allow it to warm up for a few minutes, and then go to cruise mode, which is about 80% of max motor RPM. Run it there all day if you want. 10 h is long continuous time, but not bad for the motor.
Make sure that you have adequate engine oil in the motor and a quart in reserve in case you burn oil. I also estimate that if you're running 10 h days, 3X, then you'll need fuel. Try not to let your fuel go much below 1/2 a tank before refueling. At 10 h at crusie speed, you'll probably be burning about 5/8 to 3/4 gal/h.
Make sure you have a spare set of fuel filters and impeller just in case.
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