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post #1 of 13 Old 10-04-2008, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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when do you guys start plugging your trucks in?
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I just watch what the temps will be over night and how much humidity we'll have (windshield ices up easily out here in Oregon).

You can also get yourself a time to plug into to have your heater start just a couple hours before you take off.

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yeah true its about 50 here in jersey overnight little rough in the morning
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yeah true its about 50 here in jersey overnight little rough in the morning
Usually I only worry if it's going to be freezing overnight. So your truck is starting rough and it's only 50?? Sounds a little odd.

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it was 45 this morning and it seemed like it didn't want to start, actualy loped for probably 10 seconds than ran fine

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Mine never wants to start on the first try with a cold engine, whatever the outside temperature. It always take three tries, but it always runs smoothly after that.

I plug in the block heater, when it is going to be frosty, it always starts the first time when the block heater is used.

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I usually plug it in if it's going to be 32 or lower

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40 or under. unless glow plugs arnt workin, 80 down.

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im about 20 or lower. i only have to plug it in for about 3 months out of the year

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I start at about 32 or below

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