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Old 01-17-2013, 07:33 AM
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block heater works better in this truck than it did in either of
my cummins trucks. plugged it in last night and fired it up
this morning, heater was already warm. it always took a minute
or 2 for the cummisn to warm that much.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:21 AM
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Waste of kWh and $$$ to plug it in all night. Only need about 2-3 hours; an outdoor timer will pay for itself witin a couple weeks.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:23 AM
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i've been through the math on what the actual cost is to keep
it plugged in. basically a few cents. and i wouldnt plug it in
as long as it stays above ~45 or so.

having said that, i may invest in a timer. we dont have a super
cold winter down here in central texas area.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:43 AM
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It's about a buck a night, assuming 15 cents/kWh. And yeah, down there you'd probably use it, what, 10 times a year?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:18 PM
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maybe 10, if we're lucky. sometimes we get a cold spell, but in any
case, i dont plug it in on the wknds.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:52 AM
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just ordered replacement front steering and ball joints, along
with new tail lights. next will be some replacement headlights
as the ones on there now are a little fogged up. tinted windows
tomorrow morning.

taking it for a road trip this wknd also, going to see what kind
of mileage i'll get.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:03 AM
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put a new set of front shocks on the truck this wknd and
quite a bit of the clunky-ness went away. the rest should
be taken care of with new upper and lower ball joints, new
drag link and tie rod ends, along with new i beam bushes.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:01 PM
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front end rebuild parts just arrived. hoping to get it all
buttoned up over the wknd, along with new tail lights.

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Old 01-22-2013, 04:41 PM
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1997 F250 7.3 4x4 - $8300 (Bryan)

I like this one for the price.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:05 AM
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eh, yeah.. i'd never buy a truck thats been modded by a previous owner.
dont care if it was done at a shop or in the po's driveway.

looks like a nice truck though !
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