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Soooo, while being bored one night I'm looking up info on diesels since I haven't owned one in a few years and I read an article on "wet soaking". It read if you don't "work" your diesel hard enough that you will soot the turbine wheels up enough to cause problems down the road and cause sooner "regen" cycles. So is running my truck on the freeway at 60 to 70 mph a couple of times per week, towing a trailer a couple of times a summer, working my truck enough or should I sign it up for a membership at the BIG truck gym (LoL)?? My truck is our only vehicle we have since the wife and I are retired, except for our SPYDER which we use for recreational purposes. We don't "short trip" our vehicles, we drive them when needed. So just wondering if I have to be concerned about the health and wellbeing of my truck(LoL).:confused::rolleyes:
 

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Are you referring to "wet stacking"?

I've only really heard of problems arising from people idling for long periods of times (full shift, dozens of hours or even days at a time) or turning up the fuel mixture too rich, or having leaky injectors. Any of these are what will cause soot to build up due to excess/ unburned fuel.

You work yours plenty, sounds like
 

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Yes you are correct Rockcrawlerdude. I'm getting old I guess and memory d/n seem to serve me well at times LOL! I do warm my truck up for a couple of minutes each time I drive it in the summer, and warm my vehicles in the winter to get the ice off the windshield and I have done that process for years to make sure the oil has lubed engine internals before I've put a load on them and it seems to have worked so far. Just wondering about these new diesels. You find out about this stuff after the purchase because I was in the process of buying a V6 3.6L Z71 from a local dealer and got jerked around, then my brother-in law took us to his dealer and he had 1 ZR2 on his lot and it had the diesel. I'm an off-roader also (Moab, Colorado, Calif./Nev. deserts) have owned 4x4 trucks and my last vehicle was a '04 Jeep Rubicon (lifted, tires, etc.), so I got the ZR2 because it had a lift but was not to high so I had to struggle to get my crippled ass into it. So that's my story and I'm sticking with it!:D
Are you referring to "wet stacking"?:D MADMAC

I've only really heard of problems arising from people idling for long periods of times (full shift, dozens of hours or even days at a time) or turning up the fuel mixture too rich, or having leaky injectors. Any of these are what will cause soot to build up due to excess/ unburned fuel.

You work yours plenty, sounds like
 

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MadMac...ZR2 D as well! Love it...you? We took the H1 to Durango and Moab with THCI...so glad we made the trip! Also have done TN, KY, AL...had a lot of fun off-roading with the H3s and H1s. Taking the ZR2 to Windrock next month, should be interesting! We too wonder about getting in and out if we lift the truck...I'm 6' and a non-crippled (at least for now!) 62 so I'm good, but GA is only 5'1", and she has trouble getting in and lifting our grandson into the car seat. Maybe a step fabbed that attaches to the rock rail and is easily removable. Do you plan to do any off-roading or trail riding?
 

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MadMac...ZR2 D as well! Love it...you? We took the H1 to Durango and Moab with THCI...so glad we made the trip! Also have done TN, KY, AL...had a lot of fun off-roading with the H3s and H1s. Taking the ZR2 to Windrock next month, should be interesting! We too wonder about getting in and out if we lift the truck...I'm 6' and a non-crippled (at least for now!) 62 so I'm good, but GA is only 5'1", and she has trouble getting in and lifting our grandson into the car seat. Maybe a step fabbed that attaches to the rock rail and is easily removable. Do you plan to do any off-roading or trail riding?
At this time, no trips planned but maybe next summer. Since I have got crippled up due to a dirt bike crash in 2013 resulting in my Rt. leg being shattered in 8 places and having 1/3 of my Lt. foot being removed due to a protruding bone in 2015, my off-Roading is somewhat limited. But I still like to take trips to the mountains and run the forestry roads. Here in Wisc. there isn't a lot of places to do serious trail running. If we do not take our SPYDER out west and we do take the truck, I'll use it to access the desert and when they have truck races use it to find good places to view the course (can't seem to get it out of my blood, drives the wife BATCRAP but she deals with it). Hell I have not even de-virginized it yet! So yeh, I plan on using the truck I just have to remember it's our only 4 wheel vehicle at the time, so I can't really go out and trash it. I really enjoyed my RUBICON and it worked quite well. We drove it wherever we went (no trailer queens in this family). I really do like this truck and am very happy with it thus far. I think it's going to work out fine for what we like to do. Getting a "buck bumper" put on this week due to the deer population here in Wisc.(lots of plastic on the front end) and they have saved the 2 Jeep wranglers that we have owned. Enjoy your trip to Wind Rock next month. We have biked thru your beautiful state. Take Care MADMAC:D
 
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