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Alex1606

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Hi, could some explain why my drive and idle hours would be nearly the same? This is under the engine hours gauge. Both numbers are around 450.
Truck is a 2017 5.7 with 35k miles.
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Does it idle a lot? That seems to be what that means normally.
 

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That is odd. My new 2023 had 4 hours idle time when I bought it with about 19 miles on it. It sat on the lot for about 2 months and was probably started and idled every week or so. It hasn't increased much since then with now 1000 miles on it.
 

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Drive hours are simply wrong, idle sounds about right. While it is possible to drive 35k miles in 450 hours. You would have to drive about 78mph continuously.
 

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Drive hours are simply wrong, idle sounds about right. While it is possible to drive 35k miles in 450 hours. You would have to drive about 78mph continuously.
Exactly what I was going to say. I highly doubt there is any way to average 78 mph, especially if the idle time is that high.
 

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My idle time is always around 12%
 

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This has been a talked-about issue on here before. Many say that their engine hours randomly change from time to time so it is completely unreliable.
 
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Alex1606

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Drive hours are simply wrong, idle sounds about right. While it is possible to drive 35k miles in 450 hours. You would have to drive about 78mph continuously.
I agree, I don’t think it’s correct.
 
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Alex1606

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This has been a talked-about issue on here before. Many say that their engine hours randomly change from time to time so it is completely unreliable.
That is true, thank you. I don’t think I’ll put much stock in these values.
 
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