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Driving the alcan

I'll be driving my 6.0 up from California at the end of January. Looking for some tips and tricks to keep my truck from freezing up in the negative temps of the Yukon. It has an engine block heater. What else should I have done or bring with me on the drive?


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I would bring a blanket for the front (cant remember what the tech name is) some anti-gel a extra serp. belt and a big azz thermos of something hot.

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I would bring a blanket for the front (cant remember what the tech name is) some anti-gel a extra serp. belt and a big azz thermos of something hot.
We call it a winter front. What works too is a piece of cardboard behind your grill that covers about 2/3rds of your rad. Also, make sure your coolant concentration is good for -40C or so.

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Thank you...a winter front. Does anybody make a nice one for these trucks?

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Re: Driving the alcan

Check with the dealers... they are leather looking.. bring lots of fuel. Lots of stations are closed in the winter and most close at night


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Re: Driving the alcan

Dont stop. Bring extra fuel... lots of stations are closed in the winter... others close at night. Anti gel is good.... a lot of fuel along the alcan is crap...old...


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+1 on the cardboard behind the grill and LOTS of extra fuel, If you rather have the money for other stuff. i stuffed the cardboard all the way down, covered the lower and upper grill. People use Foil to cover them up here. I would buy a few additives , and carry a bottle of amsoil Recovery in the cab. They do witch to a diesel that wont gel up here but, you will get worst MPG with it.

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i can post up a pic of my cardboard if u want you see it. lol. If your to worried about looks, u can spray it black.
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