Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
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I prefer to keep mine plugged in when it's below about 30 degrees... just makes the truck start so much easier, like it's 80 degrees out in the summer. And I have an oil leak that seem to be much worse when started cold, not so much when it's warm to begin with.
So, I have to agree with above posts, yes the truck should start when it's down to 0 out, if the glowplug system is working right. It's gonna rattle, knock, shake and complain, but it will do it. I tend to judge how much someone cares about thier diesel by when and how much they keep the block heater plugged in... *grin* but that's just me!
Scared of the mileage? No way... Friend of mine sold me his early '99 with 180K on it, the '00 he bought to replace it has 250K!!! And runs great. My other SD, pic in my sig, has about 212K miles on it...
'99 E350 DRW Stahl 11' util box van, 7.3 PSD, stock. 138k SOLD
'00 F350 extcab, 9' utility bed, dually 228k
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E'99 F250 extcab, S/Bed 211k. Sidelined due to motor issues.
'00 Excursion Limited, 7.3PSD 294k
'84 Chevy K-30, 6.2L TD, woods/trail beater. 141k
Last edited by dieselcrawler; 01-20-2011 at 09:19 AM.