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Fuel Additive / Daily Driver Conditions
Got a 2002 F250 with only 65K miles and I'm definitely loving it. This is my first diesel tho so much to learn and i've been learning a lot right here. Have a few hot questions for right now.......
Bought this truck for camping and pulling all over the mtns of colorado, but during the week I'm driving it a whopping 14 miles (round trip) to work and back. Is the daily work commute going to kill my truck? Or do the weekend runs offset that? I know this somewhat puts me in the "severe conditions" category and i have to change oil sooner. But I do take a route with less stop lights that let's me get up to 50-55 for prolly a good 8 to 10 of that 14 mile round trip.
Fuel Additive - Should I be putting anything in when I fill up right now? I know I do in the winter for gelling, but what about summer? If so, what brand do you recommend and every tank or every other tank for summer?
Winter - Unfortunately i don't have easy access to plug in the truck this winter. Worst case, i could probably run a 100 ft extension cord down from my condo to the truck but that's a pain in the *** just to get to work in the morning. I've read some on winter operation here, but wondering if I just let it warm up for 10-15 mins, will i be good to go? Again, driving 7 miles to work, but this is colorado and our winter temps aren't like the midwest where i grew up.
Believe me, i'm trying to get a little commuter car for work but i have to do what i have to do. My other half is on the verge of splitsville so there goes the other vehicle, so i'd like to keep the truck for one, but also take as good a care as i possibly can considering the situation.