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last nite i headed up north and got to a small town that i had to fly out of early in the morning. there was nowhere to stay with the hour i got into town at so i had to sleep in my truck. it was a little chillin out, -8 C so i let her idle for about 6 hours. can any damage come of this if done to much? :eek:
 

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thats what i figured. im heard stories about trans damage from this, myth?
 

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ya, i figured it was jus a myth. but then last winter i let it run for 9 hours due to cold and nowhere to plug in. i 6 days and 300 miles later the trans went. i was willing to blame it on anythning other then my right foot lol. so after letting it run that time i was a bit scared to last nite
 

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lol yes beer and compnay are always great. cant remember the last time i did it alone, and sober
 

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isnt there a mod to do to make the front deat tilt all the way back?
 

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nope, clearly a LLY, clearly leaking. not bad, but leaking
 

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Maybe you should clearly put LLY in your sig LOL :)

My bad for assuming. :eek:
lol i ment clearly as in i checked. not as in it was clearly posted and u didnt see
 

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lol my stacks would make a nice warm pillow if left running
 

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i'm sorry i didn't sort threw all 51 pages, so i might have missed this. but the recall/ computer update was done to not let the engine go to high idle untill the trans fluid was warmer slightly due to " extensive cold soak".

basically the problem with too high pressure/ pump starvation was due to the fluid being to thick to turn added rpm after sitting for an extended period of time without being ran. i think once she's up and going it's fine.

here is what i got from chev... is this the concern? http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122897

stickboy coverd it great too.... but as my link shows... be carefull with an aftermarket heater too cause ALL the fluid might not be heated. after my comp update my truck can run up to 10 minutes before the elevated idle will come up... guess thats the new norm?
i had my trans replaced removed and reinstalled at a GM shop in aug, what are the olds of it being done? mine only takes a min for the high idle to kick in, but i guess it hasnt been any colder then -10C here yet
 

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I have noticed my van high idle doesn't kick in right away, waits a couple minutes, not 10 but a couple. haven't noticed the truck in a while.


I keep a self-inflating matteres pad in the back seat, and in the winter a 0 degree sleeping bag. pretty comfy and plenty warm, i've crawled in that bag and overslept a few times. got delayed on a trip with the wife and 3 dogs once last winter. couldnt find a hotel that would take dogs. that was a bit cramped
lol good times
 

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i blew my trans 150kms after letting it high idle for 7ish hours in -43c winds. but it was already warm so the fluid shouldnt have been thick?
 

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