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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Albuquerque, Nm
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If you're going to have your truck sit, but not be in a long term storage condition, it would probably be best to keep the tanks full, to help prevent condensation buildup. I would use a high quality fuel additive like Stanadyne, or Diesel Kleen, or the like, that will keep the fuel from geling up.
As for plugging in. Many plug their trucks in all night. The manual says for 3 hours. When it was cold out (but not super cold), I would just plug my truck in for an hour or so. It worked just fine. But when it gets really cold out, the extra time spent plugged in, really helps warm everything up, making it easier to start, and you'll have in cab heat sooner.
In regards to not being able to plug in at work. Well, it's a common issue. If everything is working properly, these trucks "should" start without issue in temps that are below freezing. Now, that's not to say that your truck will "want" to start without being plugged in, but it will be able to start.
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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