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post #1 of 14 Old 12-08-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hello i was wondering if any of you guys got any special tricks to start these bad boys in the cold when plugging them in is not an option.
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Good glow plugs and a stancor relay

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im talking like 2 days of 20 degree weather and below. is there any way that you guys think i could get electric to the heater
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with good glowplugs and a stancor relay, it should start in 20*. however, it would be good if you could let the block heater run for a couple hours. if you don't have a plug available, a generator is an option

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One guy recently did a coolant heater in his, I forget the brand tho. But its titled diesel fired coolant heater Iirc

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Run at least a 10W40 oil, if not a 5W40, make sure all the GPs are good and the GPR is a stancor. Good batteries with AT LEAST 850CCAs and good battery connections, good starter. It should start at those temps fine.



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Mine starts -18 degrees Fahrenheit not plugged in no problem. Good relays, batteries and glow plugs and you should have no problem starting at those temperatures.

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Strong batteries, good glow plugs, and a quality glow plug relay, and you should never have to worry about plugging it in. my truck can sit in negative and single digit temps all day and fire right up without hesitation.

Oh yeah, oil makes a big difference! I went from a conventional 15w40 to a synthetic 5w40, and wow! The truck starts way more easily and idles more smoothly and quietly.

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I agree, Mine started up regularly in -5 temps.....Ive never plugged my truck in

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Mine goes unplugged to -12 ish and I run Delvac 15w40, that includes sitting for sometimes weeks at a time

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