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post #1 of 9 Old 02-21-2008, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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I am taking off for a week of training in Texas and won't be anywhere near my PSD for a whole six days. My question is: It will be back in chilly old cold Ohio just sitting in my driveway. Can I leave the block heater plugged in without worrying about that. And should I do anything about possible gelling? My wife will start the truck every day and let it run 20 minutes or so. Will that be sufficient? Thanks for you all out there helping us rookies.

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I personally wouldn't leave it plugged in for 6 days unless you have some sort of timer.

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I've got a timer I use with mine.....well since it just gets SO cold down here in Houston.
Seriously I'd do like Pat mentioned and have it come on every so often.

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you can leave a diesel plugged in for as long as you want just remember it is 1000watts of power and you will see it on your electric bill but it will not hurt the truck a bit just make sure u have a big enough cord so it does not heat up
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just leave it unplugged.....and i wouldnt worry about starting it...

when you get home plug it in a few hours before your gonna need to drive it (or the night before...whatever you want to do)....it will be fine
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yea i agree there is no need to start it every day or leave plugged in just plug it in when you get home i live in western ne and it gets alot colder here 1hr of having it plugged in it will start right up plus you will save in diesel lol


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Ok...So the extreme (single digit) cold won't cause the fuel to gel or any of those kinds of worries I have read about? Thanks for bearing with me.

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I have never plugged mine in and our temps aren't too far from yours

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well here it gets about 4degrees at night i do run an additive but i have never gelled but plugging your truck in doesent nessesarly keep your truck from gelling it will help a little but best thing to do is run an additive if you ask me but im no expert


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