Why You Should Never Idle Your Detroit Diesel Engine

August 12, 2020

Common misconceptions about marine diesel engines have led to many boaters acquiring bad engine idling habits. A marine diesel engine is not meant to idle before going under power, but unfortunately, it happens often. The outcome is wasted efforts on the boat owner's part at best, and at worst, behavior that puts your diesel marine engine at risk. All boaters need to know the specific practices that apply exclusively to marine engines and avoid believing misconceptions about letting their engines idle to warm up. Ultimately, it is bad to let your diesel engine idle, but perhaps not for the reasons…
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