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Old 04-02-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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1 hour idle = 35 miles

My mechanic recently bought a police cruiser, that hit a deer, to add to his fleet of race cars. He fixed it up and we went for a ride. I asked about the idle time on the car and if he was worried about it. He tapped the trip odometer button a couple of times to bring up the idle hour meter. The car had about 1,400 hours at idle. He said that the police mechanics figure that 1 hour of idle time equals 35 miles for a gas engine. So 1,400 hours (58 days) is 49,000 miles. Not sure it would be the same for a diesel but it would seem that it would be in the same ball park.

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Old 04-02-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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Re: 1 hour idle = 35 miles

Is that feature where you can read the idle hours just for police fleet vehicles?

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:31 PM   #3
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Re: 1 hour idle = 35 miles

We have an F450 at work that I was able to pull that information on - I don't recall how right now, but I'm guessing it would be easily found on the web.
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