Originally Posted by bobelon
The po said that he never exceeded 2000 RPM and cruised at about 1800. We are reading that some of you are running at 3000 RPM. We are confused as to this discrepancy. What is recommended practice?
The owners manual says to not run the engine
for extended periods at less than 80% throttle to prevent glazing of the cylinder walls and other problems which I forget at the moment. It goes on to say that if you are going to run for extended times at low loads that you should run the engine
up to at least 80% throttle, IIRC for about 5 minutes every couple of hours. 80% of max rpm is around 2900 rpm.
There are many threads about diesel
engine load on this forum. Basically there is a group of people out in the world that believes running your diesel
at light loads is good for it, the mechanics here will tell you otherwise.