Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Albuquerque, Nm
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Ok guys. I've lived in warm climates, and cold. And I've dealt with PSD that started fine in the cold, and ones that absolutely HATED the cold. The ones that started fine, wouldn't need to be plugged in until it got down to the 20's-30's. The others wanted to be plugged in when it was 45+ outside.
As for the block heater, it heats the coolant IIRC. (which in turn helps to warm the block, aiding in cold weather starting and fater "heater" times)
If the power is free for you. Then what I would do is this. If it's chilly enough, that you're wanting to run the heater in the morning, then I'd plug it in. (heck, it's free)
And as for us that live in cold climates, well, it becomes a part of life.
Don't burn your bridges, you might have to cross them again in life.
Don't sugar coat things. It covers up the taste of real life.
Providentia Remedium Belli
Early 1995 F-350 Crew Cab Long Bed
33" Hankook RT03 Muders
DIY Intake w/ Napa 6637 filter
3" DP to 4" exhaust
Charge Air Cooler
Upgraded gear reduction starter
Bypass Oil System
Bypass/ Coolant filter system