New owner. Not sure if the idle behaviour is normal.

370

Asked by Nov 28, 2013 at 07:49 AM about the 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT Crew Cab 4WD LB

Question type: General

Just got an 06 f250 6.0 diesel, first
diesel I've owned. When I sit idling it
revs up like it normally would when
you first start it till it's warm enough. I
think it's normal anyways. Then it
idles down when it's warmed up. But
if I drive it for a bit and stop and park
or continue to stay put and let it
continue to idle it idles up to
1000rpm give or take then back
down to 900rpm after about 6
seconds it does this intermittently
about every 2-3 minutes. I live in
Alberta and it's winter right now so
it's cold but I don't think after two or
three minutes at a lower idle it would
cool off enough that it needs to rev
up to get a higher engine temp. If
that's the case it should stay at a
1000rpm steady idle instead of up
and down. Water temp is normal but
the tranny temp does look a little hi
for just sittin here. Is this normal or
could I have an issue electronically or
something in the cooling system
since the transmission temp seems
high to me for idling? Not sure the
tranny temp all the time while driving.
It just occurred to me now that it
could be a factor. And my heater fan
seems to speed up and slow down
when I drive too

1 Answer

19,665

It is normal.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford F-250 Super Duty Questions

Ford F-250 Super Duty Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 860
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 620
#3 kbro
kbro
Reputation 600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
375 Great Deals out of 25,769 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,059 Great Deals out of 207,339 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
300 Great Deals out of 28,182 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Ram 2500
141 Great Deals out of 5,157 listings starting at $1,499
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
98 Great Deals out of 13,465 listings starting at $2,650
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,765 Great Deals out of 181,201 listings starting at $250
Used GMC Sierra 1500
760 Great Deals out of 69,126 listings starting at $1,850
Used Toyota Tundra
438 Great Deals out of 34,677 listings starting at $2,990
Used Dodge Ram 1500
410 Great Deals out of 10,833 listings starting at $1,400
Used Dodge Ram 3500
74 Great Deals out of 2,198 listings starting at $4,999
Used Ford F-450 Super Duty
39 Great Deals out of 2,594 listings starting at $5,800
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 29,585 listings starting at $23,617
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 2,831 listings starting at $24,906
2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 2,106 listings starting at $15,900
2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 876 listings starting at $11,900
2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 864 listings starting at $11,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.