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Old 07-24-2013, 08:41 PM
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I will be heading to college this fall and being from wisconsin my truck will need to be plugged in during the school year. I will be living on campus and don't think ill have access to an outlet. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do or is my only alternative buying a winter beater to avoid beating the piss out of my truck starting it up in the morning? Any advice would be awesome! Thanks
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5w40 oil, new glow plugs and GPR, and make sure your injectors are in good shape and you'll be good to go.
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:57 AM
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get a very long extension cord. lol
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I will be heading to college this fall and being from wisconsin my truck will need to be plugged in during the school year. I will be living on campus and don't think ill have access to an outlet. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do or is my only alternative buying a winter beater to avoid beating the piss out of my truck starting it up in the morning? Any advice would be awesome! Thanks
10w-30 (CJ-4) or 5w40 oil, at very least ohm your GPs to make sure they are up to task, a stancor relay and I found some benefit from an HPX. As mentioned above make sure your injectors are all working properly as well. With all that you will have no problem starting below zero.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:02 PM
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Our campus has a few plugs for electric car charging...try finding one of those if possible. I have always wanted to do it (just to do it..) but it never gets below 20 here
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5w40 oil, new glow plugs and GPR, and make sure your injectors are in good shape and you'll be good to go.
second this - Rotella T6 5w-40 is great. Also the stancor GPR really works well!
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:33 PM
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Make friends with the matinence department they may let you plug it in at their shop. If not carry alot of WD40 to start it, had to use that after my RA confinscated my power cord last winter. A small generator in your bed you can start up a few hours before you need to drive. Or a propane tank with the flame thrower attachment you can aim at the oil pan works too might get some funny looks though from the college police on that lol. Also if you have an oil change between now and the cold setting in buy some HOT SHOT it will help with stiction. Good luck
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buy some POS dd car to take with you. you will be happier with a cheap car at college. easier to park, no worries about a friend puking in it. cheaper on gas.
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buy some POS dd car to take with you. you will be happier with a cheap car at college. easier to park, no worries about a friend puking in it. cheaper on gas.
X2. Other jealous retards will vandalize your truck in the community parking lots.

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