Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
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These trucks do not like to 'start up and go' when it's cold out... like Zaairman said, the EPBV comes into play when cold starts occure, and will continue to effect performance untill the motor warms up, and even after, if it's cold enough.
I normmally plug them in at anything below 30-35 degrees, not because the glow plugs don't work, but because I think it's better for the motor to be warmed up for start up, less wear and tear on berrings and such if it's that much closer to operating temp to begin with, as well as I like to have heat almost instantly! Sure, with a properly operating glow plug system they will start at or below 0 degrees F, but it's just so much easier on the whole system when it's warmed by having the block heater pluged in.
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