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Old 11-14-2007, 11:11 AM
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Remote Start for Diesels

I am in the market for a remote start for my truck. I understand some products have a WTS (Wait TO Start) feature? I am looking for suggestions and possible costs involved. If you have one or know someone who does feel free to chime in!
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:43 AM
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Always wondered how that worked for us diesel owners.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:53 AM
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There are remote starts out there for us... it's just a time delay which I think some work off of the WTS light. I'm not 100% sure since my remote start is sitting behind my back seat waiting to be installed
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:54 AM
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any idea what kind or what they cost? I am seriously looking at one for this winter.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:55 AM
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I just had a Astrostart system installed for $265 at a local audio shop. The thing is awesome - can't remember what range it is rated for but I have been testing it expecting it to fail and it hasn't yet. They can program in the delay for diesels. I think almost any remote start can do that. They also can adjust the run times and usually set the diesels for a little longer warm up time but you can let them know how you want it programmed.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:00 PM
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Here's the link: http://www.astroflex.com/index.php?m...ws&newlang=eng
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I just had a remote start with alarm installed. I think the brand name is astro start. It works great. They set it up with a fifteen secound delay for the glow plugs. I have used mine at 10* and it started right up. It also has a option to have the truck start its self when the motor gets to a ceritan temp witch works for me because i dont have a plugin for my truck.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:02 PM
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The one I got isn't an alarm but it does work your doors so that you only need one key fob. I actually looked into it just to get key fobs because I didn't have the Ford ones. When I saw the price it would have been crazy not to upgrade to the remote starter. I figured for another $75 bucks or so I would try it. I love it now and it hasn't even been that cold yet. I'm sure it will be even more appreciated when it is like zero degrees here.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:07 PM
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I wasn't too sure because I hadn't heard of AstroStart before like some of the other big names but I got it from a very reputable shop and they swore by them. Actually the only system they would install that was under $500. They had some other systems with monitors on the key fobs and your truck could page you to let you know what was going on but that was more than I was looking for. So far it has been wonderful.
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we just put one in my early 99psd 6spd, I cant remember the name of it, but its primo!! when it gets down to a certain temp inside it will start the truck and let it run for a few to get it warm again. Has a turbo timer in it, and you can select how long you want it to run for.
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