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Old 01-04-2008, 05:13 AM
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Exclamation NEED HELP ASAP!!!! CAN'T START & LATE FOR WORK!!!

I have a 99 F250 and last night it got down to 11 degrees. I did not have it plugged in because there is no outlet. The truck is just cranking and not turning over. I am starting to kill the batteries!!!

What should I do?

Please help.

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Diesel Rookie (just got it this summer)
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:14 AM
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Plug it up. or wait for it to get warmer.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:17 AM
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nothing else?

No secrets?

Can't plug it in. No outlet!

How much faster would it warm up if I did have an outlet to plug it in? Minutes? 1/2 Hour? Hours?
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:23 AM
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It would warm up alot alot quicker I have an 03 6.0 but on real cold night s plug it in before you go to bed so its ioon 8-10 hours years ago some guys use to put a light in the engine copartment just for that little bit of heat
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:26 AM
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1/2 to 1 hour would probably get you going.

Check you glow plug relay and batteries.

Even if it cranks fine during the day the batteries could be weak and not have enough power to start in cold temps.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:26 AM
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you should have a spot for the plug. you may need a new cord.
diesels are hard to start the colder it gets. you might get a dipstick oil heater, but i would recomend getting the plug fixed.
also, you might want to run a fuel additive to help with the cold, its bad enough to try to start it when cold, but when the fuel is thick, it makes it even harder
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:36 AM
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TRY CYCLEING YOU GLOW PLUGS A BUNCH OF TIMES JUST OVER AND OVER I GOT TO REPLACE MY GLOW PLUGS... AND IM GONNA THANKS TO MAINTAIN ON THE AUTOZONE GLOW PLUG SALE
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Mick, is the no outlet available where you park or no plug on the truck?
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:45 AM
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TRY CYCLEING YOU GLOW PLUGS A BUNCH OF TIMES JUST OVER AND OVER I GOT TO REPLACE MY GLOW PLUGS... AND IM GONNA THANKS TO MAINTAIN ON THE AUTOZONE GLOW PLUG SALE
This worked on my old 95 7.3, I would cycle them about 5 times then try and start, would have to do this 5-6 times until she fired in temps in teh 30's here in TX
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:53 AM
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sorry,
Was outside.

no outlet available.

How many times should I recycle the key before I try to start it?

I don't want to have a dead battery also if I can avoid it.
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