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Brand New Truck with 7 Hours of Idle Time #5268303 11/15/19 03:40 PM
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Is it damaged? Will it break in properly? Kind of a bummer for $50K! 2019 Ram Hemi 5.7 Truck had 20 miles on it when I paid for it. Drove it for 400 miles on highway trip. Flipped through the menus and noticed it had 10 hours driving time but 7 HOURS of idling on it. I suspect that employees at the dealership sat in it at a distant dirt lot where it was stored for hours on end last summer to use the A/C and escape the 100 degree Texas heat. My 392 Challenger manual says no extended idle time is recommended. It is high compression 485HP while the 5.7 is only 395 HP


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Re: Brand New Truck with 7 Hours of Idle Time [Re: hal26] #5268312 11/15/19 03:46 PM
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I wouldn't be happy about that. I'd take it back and have them give you another one. Does that manual recommend no idle time? It's probably fine though.


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Re: Brand New Truck with 7 Hours of Idle Time [Re: hal26] #5268328 11/15/19 03:58 PM
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FWIW, on the Ford if you leave the key in run without it running, the hour meeter clicks away, so they might have only been listening to the radio... might see if yours does that, especially if the radio cuts off after a relatively short amount of time in the ACC positon.


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Re: Brand New Truck with 7 Hours of Idle Time [Re: hal26] #5268329 11/15/19 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by hal26
Flipped through the menus and noticed it had 10 hours driving time but 7 HOURS of idling on it.


I don't see any issues with that. You would see that much idling in less than one week if you lived near a big city and commuted every day in bumper to bumper traffic.

Re: Brand New Truck with 7 Hours of Idle Time [Re: buster] #5268333 11/15/19 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by buster
I'd take it back and have them give you another one.


The sales manager will have a good laugh with one.

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So you really bought a truck with about 250 miles instead of 20.


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Re: Brand New Truck with 7 Hours of Idle Time [Re: hal26] #5268341 11/15/19 04:10 PM
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I wouldn't let it bother you. It could have been left running at the rail yard waiting to be loaded. It could have been used by dealership employee(s) to smoke crack in.
Keep the truck running on a hot day and do some congratulatory blow after ripping off a customer.




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Re: Brand New Truck with 7 Hours of Idle Time [Re: atikovi] #5268355 11/15/19 04:23 PM
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I'd take it back and have them give you another one.


The sales manager will have a good laugh with one.


LOL I know.


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Re: Brand New Truck with 7 Hours of Idle Time [Re: hal26] #5268374 11/15/19 04:32 PM
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Go back to the dealer and demand 50% off the truck price. That engine is toast. oilburner


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Re: Brand New Truck with 7 Hours of Idle Time [Re: hal26] #5268384 11/15/19 04:40 PM
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The 395 HP in your truck is for what?


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Re: Brand New Truck with 7 Hours of Idle Time [Re: Donald] #5268403 11/15/19 05:00 PM
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To smoke diesels and Subies………...


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Re: Brand New Truck with 7 Hours of Idle Time [Re: hal26] #5268415 11/15/19 05:22 PM
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One thing engines do well is idle.
The manufacture would probably prefer you idle it rather than drive a steady 90 mph.
Just a guess. An engine built to avoid idling sounds like a lemon to me.
Maybe this was the lunch-run truck at the dealer?
Twenty guys in the shop, some want BK, others pizza, add in the Subway sandwich run & bingo, lotsa idle time in the drive thru.

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Re: Brand New Truck with 7 Hours of Idle Time [Re: Donald] #5268427 11/15/19 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Donald
The 395 HP in your truck is for what?


Burning rubber, "make a move on the hwy", sport driving. 0-100mph in safe areas. Having fun, I would guess. Towing.

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Its a Dodge so you're doomed anyways.... Especially with the Hemi.

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Originally Posted by Donald
The 395 HP in your truck is for what?


It’s for turning only the finest of dinosaur squeezins’ into sweet sweet v8 noise.


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