Originally Posted by DieselJoe
"Anyhow, Wish I had a few days to reply to this thread. Being a Diesel Engine Survey and mechanic for the past 25 years I have learned mucho and it would take days to honestly reply to engine longevity question."
Have at her.
You don't have to put it all down in one post.
The information from someone that has "been there, done that" would be much appreciated.
Your point on idling diesels is well taken. Just long enough to see the oil pressures come up and fuel pressure stabilise is all it takes. It'll warm up faster under load.