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Old 12-07-2010, 08:03 AM
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Plugged my 7.3 in first time

All I can say is wow! My truck has 244k on it but i have only owned it for 5k miles. When the temp was down to 30 degrees and i started it after sitting overnight it chugged and blew white smoke and sounded like hell. Well it got down to 15 degrees last night and 22 for the high today. I plugged it in from midnight to 7:00am, went out to start it and didnt think it would start. but to my surprise it started like it was 70 degrees outside. Absolutley amazing to me.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:10 AM
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your truck will like life so much more if you keep it warm... it's like how happy your dog is when you leave it out on the porch in a snow storm vs let it inside to sleep by the fire place... I plug in mine anywhere below 30 deg, and it's one happy powerstroke puppy... and I'm lovin' the almost instantly hot heater when pullin' out the drive...
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:18 AM
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Yeah mine was taking forever for it to finally get up and running when it would get down into the 20-30's here. When I plugged her in she started right up. Found out 5 of my 8 glow plugs were bad so replaced all 8 for ~$100 and now she starts like a champ almost every time without being plugged in. Might get yours checked. who knows how long ago yours were replaced if ever. Mine I don't think had been and had ~95k on them.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:37 AM
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isnt great ive been pluggin mine in for the past few days...its cold down here right now its just under 38 and the low last night was around 20 25 with a windchill of like 20...the truck loves it
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:07 AM
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Mine fired up like a champ at 5am with it being 26degrees out. Amazing what new gp's and gp relay and good batteries can do...lol
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:23 AM
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I plugged mine in last night also....15*. Went to start it and it started fine. Opened my building up and discoverd that the other end of the drop cord wasn't plugged in to the timer....guess my GPs and GPR are working correctly!
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:26 AM
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I plugged mine in last night also....15*. Went to start it and it started fine. Opened my building up and discoverd that the other end of the drop cord wasn't plugged in to the timer....guess my GPs and GPR are working correctly!
lol!
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