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I recently took delivery of a leftover '20 XLT with the 3.0 PS. I've unable to find a recommended idle time to let the turbo cool prior to shutdown. Any suggestions? I'm also wondering why the auto stop/start is included as standard equipment when the owners manual specifies a cooling period before shutdown, I have ordered a module from Western Diesel that defaults the system to off at startup rather than having to push the button each start.
 

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Chief, I went through the same thought processes you did and came to the same conclusions. I bought the auto start stop disabling module (love it) and I just do short cool downs as needed. The exception was summer camper pulling on the interstate when quickly pulling into a rest stop, I feel a long cool down is warranted.

Just puttering around town and pulling into the garage may not be a big issue. Our modern full or semi synthetic oils minimize the need for the old fashioned extended cool down in my opinion.
 

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The owner's manual for my Ram gives different "cool down" times, depending upon use. As Dunrollin suggests, if you have been towing Ram says as long as 5 minutes. Typically a minute or less. Not a fan of auto start stop, especially on a diesel. As a builder of commercial work boats, I see owners that give their diesels a little time to warm up and cool down time have much better longevity than the "hammer down guys".
 

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What you pay for the truck,options ,location just curious I have a xlt 3.0 I bought mine 10/20 enjoy these trucks are great
 

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Unless towing, I’d not even consider messing with turbo cool down. After a few million miles, I’ve never had an issue with turbos on trucks for driving interstate or rural from not cooling it down. Now, running loaded, or semi-loaded on the interstate at high speed, I let them all cool five minutes. Sometimes I wonder if a turbo timer is something I should get, just because when traveling, no one wants to sit in the truck while it cools down. Maybe I’ll look into one.
 

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I recently took delivery of a leftover '20 XLT with the 3.0 PS. I've unable to find a recommended idle time to let the turbo cool prior to shutdown. Any suggestions? I'm also wondering why the auto stop/start is included as standard equipment when the owners manual specifies a cooling period before shutdown, I have ordered a module from Western Diesel that defaults the system to off at startup rather than having to push the button each start.
I have a 2018 3.0 PS and can’t find anything in the manual regarding a turbo cool down period. Where did you see that information in the manual?
 

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I have a 2018 3.0 PS and can’t find anything in the manual regarding a turbo cool down period. Where did you see that information in the manual?
Page 188 in the 2020 manual.
 

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What you pay for the truck,options ,location just curious I have a xlt 3.0 I bought mine 10/20 enjoy these trucks are great
$44K from a dealer in Salina, KS. Couldn't find one in MO anywhere near that price.
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I am in ct, mine is similar in options I got the moonroof heated seats trailer brake controller fold out bed steps and spray in liner I paid 48 wish I could figure out how to post pictures lol
 
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