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Where did the Summer go?

My wife told me I better plug my truck in tonight. I laughed and said, na not needed yet. But I checked the weather and sure enough, 29-30* tonight.

Now, I dont need to plug her in but I will on a timer for 4 hours.

It is just a reminder to me that winter is comming! Last week it was in the 70s!!!!!!!!!

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I was told when I bought my 03 that unless it was going to be around zero degrees for an extended period of time, pluggin in was not necessary. They said I should never have to worry about plugging in in the areas I travel, MD, DE, north central/eastern PA, and even around Rochester NY. But yes, it was quite nipply this maorning at about 28 degrees in my house in Elkton Md. Man I love my seat heaters.
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Been cold here too, I think I'm plugging mine in tonight. I cant stand starting it and then running back outside to tap the gas pedal 2 times to get the RPMs down. It sounds like a dam jet getting ready to take off at high rev.

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Who cares about summer, cooler weather means HUNTING SEASON IS HERE!!!!!!!


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I was told when I bought my 03 that unless it was going to be around zero degrees for an extended period of time, pluggin in was not necessary. They said I should never have to worry about plugging in in the areas I travel, MD, DE, north central/eastern PA, and even around Rochester NY. But yes, it was quite nipply this maorning at about 28 degrees in my house in Elkton Md. Man I love my seat heaters.
Yeah didn't plug mine in last night and it kicked over and fired pretty quick. It grumbled for about 5 seconds about the cold then settled into a nice idle. I don't usually plug mine in unless it is going into the 20's or lower.
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Man I love my seat heaters.
I couldn't agree more.

My truck has started up great the past couple early mornings. I don't think I've even had to hold the key a full second to get it to start. I do hate the fact that it's only going to get colder from here on out though. I hate winter.

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My mileage increases when I plug in. It pays for itself and it runs better and shifts smoother.



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I plug mine in when it hits 20s. Sure I have started it around zero not plugged in but that sucked.

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I start when the lows get in the 50's for 1 hour and move to 3 hours as the temps decrease. It makes a difference but I'm switching to 5w-40 on the next oil change. I'm hoping it won't be needed after that until the 30' or 40's.



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I start when the lows get in the 50's for 1 hour and move to 3 hours as the temps decrease. It makes a difference but I'm switching to 5w-40 on the next oil change. I'm hoping it won't be needed after that until the 30' or 40's.
Warm oil is happier!

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