Hey Guys.........TOTALLY NEW to owning a diesel.
Bought my first one 2 months ago and LOVE IT, but I have a couple questions.
First, I bought a 2000 7.3L, with 184,00KM (yes thats Kilometers, I am a Canuck) haha
I was wondering, when plugging it in at night, how long should I leave it plugged in for? Ie....whats too long? I bought an automatic timer and wanted to know what it should be set too? A buddy said, "OH ****, its a Ford Diesel man, you can leave that thing plugged in forever!" (Dont really believe him)
Secondly, I dont use it ALOT during the week, as I live fairly close to work, but I do sometimes drive it, which doesnt really let it get warm enough. Is this going to take a toll on it? Or is it ok to do 3 short (1.5miles) trips to and from work each week and then run it long on the weekend?
And, is there an additive that should be getting put in each time when I fill it up? Someone had said you can put an additive in each time you fill it up, just a small amount each time to help the motor.