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post #1 of 6 Old 02-06-2013, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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heater question from a newby

I'm new to the diesel thing and wondering if I should plug in my 6.0 with 112000 miles.I don't use the truck until weekends so it sits all week,I'm in NJ and its around 20 at night.Thanks for any help
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Personally I wouldn't as long as it starts fine.

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I found myself pluggin mine in around those same temps. But now that I have repaired the FICM and changed from 15-40 to t5 10w 30 she's a totally diffrent beast and so far will start as cold as -5 without being plugged in...used to ***** at 30*!

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Can't hurt to plug it in a couple of hours before you start it if you know well enough in advance. Just a little nicer to your truck is all
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Naturally one should keep the glow plug system in good working order...

However, I am a big fan of plugging in at any temp below 30-35* just so the truck is closer to operating temp at start up. Keeps wear and tear to a minumum, and another nice benifit is nearly instant heat from the heater! I like warm toes!

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Thanks for all the help,I too like warm feet.
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