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Old 10-19-2009, 08:12 AM
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Again, I am new to the powerstroke. At what temp should I be plugging this truck in at? 20*? Also, how many hours does it take to heat up. I was thinking about putting the cord on a timer.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:16 AM
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Minimum of 3 hours, I plug mine when it gets below 40. But I also leave mine plugged in all night long. But I can get called into work at any time.
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Minimum of 3 hours, I plug mine when it gets below 40. But I also leave mine plugged in all night long. But I can get called into work at any time.


Thanks! Does it draw alot of power?
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:26 AM
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Thanks! Does it draw alot of power?
Leaving it plugged in all night long raises my power bill about 10 dollars a month.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:28 AM
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Leaving it plugged in all night long raises my power bill about 10 dollars a month.
Not bad! Awesome!
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Many people keep it on a timer and have it turned on about 4 hours before they start their truck in the morning.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:30 AM
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I plug mine in, as soon as the truck gets into the driveway, pretty much as soon as temps get below 50*. And then I do like that the whole winter.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:04 AM
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at what temp will it start to gel? It was 32 this AM and my truck cranked right up well with the exception of smoke and a growl or two lol!
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:04 PM
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I soak the block for about 3 to 4 hours before starting. I have it on a timer to save on electricity.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:44 PM
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Time it needs to be plugged in depends on how many bad injectors ya got lol, but seriously i usually dont plug mine in till it gets down to -20 C. Keep in mind i also run 0-W40 synthetic in the winter time
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