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i unplug my truck fires right up then i let it idle for awhile but the temp guage never moves till i go down the road aways.should i be covering the grill or something or is this normal & ok?
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Diesels make very little heat unless they are under load. Covering the front of your truck won't help it warm much faster, if at all.

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does it go up to high idle after a while as it sits? If not you could get an AIC.

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idle does not go up. whats aic?i have seen talk of high idle mod but havent read into it.
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My AIC is a square box under the dash. That has a Digital Tach, Charge Protection and 4 Different High Idle Settings
Theres one in the Ford Parts Store in the classifed forum

04 Ford F250 4x4 Crew Cab Long Box ZF6 Manual.
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Covering the front of your truck won't help it warm much faster, if at all.

I'll have to kindly dissagree w/ this statement. I covered mine last winter for a few days at a time during a cold spell. I noticed that the heater would start warming up the cab twice as fast when covered as opposed to not covered.
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Ford AIC....auxillary idle control....that will fit any year 7.3. It lets you raise your idle for faster warm-ups, or for the AC in the summer. Works great! Has charge protect on it as well. This allows the box to raise idle automatically when the batterys are low. Comes with the unit, mounting brackets, and the wiring harness. It mounts on the hump right under the ashtray, and plugs into a factory harness right above it under the dash. I have a manual that goes step by step to program it the way you want it also.

If nothing else, its a very fancy digital tach.........

Stole that from Kevin on his for sale thread

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I'll have to kindly dissagree w/ this statement. I covered mine last winter for a few days at a time during a cold spell. I noticed that the heater would start warming up the cab twice as fast when covered as opposed to not covered.

Sorry I ment to add while idleing.

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Does your truck not come stock with a back pressure senser and valve that would aotumaticly raise your idle and create a back pressure thus heating the motor faster?
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It's not the EBPV that raises the idle. It has to be a sensor somewhere. I don't have an EPV on my '00 but high idle still works. I have a '95 that high idle does not work on, and it hasn't for a long time, but the EBPV still works. :shrug:

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