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Winter grill cover, when? How cold?

I bought a grill cover for this winter. Because the truck runs so cold that sometimes I loose heat in the cab.
Right now, it's about 0-8 celcius here in the morning. I start the truck with the remote start about 10 minutes before leaving, and use the turbo timer in the remote start unit. It runs for 1 minute after I get out.

I noticed lil bit longer warm up time.
How cold it should be outside before I can safely install the cover ?
I will be towing a 20' race enclosed trailer with the car and tires inside for ice racing this winter. But wheater does get under -20C sometimes. Saw -32C in my car last winter.

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you may have a thermostat stuck open. i know my PSD runs crazy cool in the winter. will be getting a cover as well. as far as the question on 'how cold. jsut keep an eye on your temp guage, or get a real one. youll have to judge from your usage. in my expirience ive never had a heat problem even pulling in the summer.

where did you get your grill cover?

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I already have my cover on. About the same temps as you. I have the flap open for now i close them up when teh temp stays below 0.
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I already have my cover on. About the same temps as you. I have the flap open for now i close them up when teh temp stays below 0.
where did you pick yours up? i recall a few on ebay a while back but cant find them again. for the OBS.

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Mine is a Fia. I installed the snaps when it was warmer out. It's not a perfect fit, but follow the grill's line nicely.

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where did you pick yours up? i recall a few on ebay a while back but cant find them again. for the OBS.
Mine is a Fia. I was able to grab it from Ford they ordered it in for me. Also teh same brand canadian tire sells.
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