Winter Questions - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-16-2009, 06:57 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Winter Questions

I need some help to decide what I want/need. I am looking to buy a used truck either a 2005-06 150 or 250 crewcab. Personally I want a diesel because I would love the extra power (so would my right foot) and maybe extra mpg but that don't really matter. My Uncle has a 2000 7.3 and he says that the heater in the cab won't put out heat from just idling for a long period. Ice won't get defrosted nothing until the truck has been moving for a while (somewhere around 10miles or so) Is this true for all? Or is there just something wrong with his? I know in the 4.6 V8 F150 I have now heats up in at longest 5 min and I am in Canada where it is always cold (-40 sometimes colder).
Other question with this is can you put a car starter on one? Does it work in the winter or will I still have to go out in the morning to start it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-16-2009, 06:59 AM
wriott
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
sounds like your uncles truck need the thermostat replaced... all of my diesels will create heat at idle. yes you can put a remote starter on a diesel.. just have to get one made for a diesel
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 10-16-2009, 07:08 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Toms River, NJ
Posts: 3,720
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to 03f250stroke
agreed..^^

and you say the extra mph you dont really care about. get a v10 first and then see how much you dont care.

when i made the switch to a diesel from a gas f250 the mph was the best part
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 10-16-2009, 07:34 AM
Chapter Director
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Gloucester, va
Posts: 1,206
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
as said above you can get a remote start but if you get a 05-06 you can do the high idle mod to help warm up in the mornings but you would have to go out and flip the switch. unless you got a good enough remote start system with aux outputs and get smart enough to wire the high idle mod to be acuated by the system and not a switch.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors