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Old 12-18-2008, 12:29 PM
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Talking 6.0 PSD Going to North Carolina for x-mas

I have a 05' F-250 Super Duty FX4 w/6.0 PSD and I Live in Central FL where it's warm, even when it's supposed to be cold. (Quick history) This is the first diesel truck I have ever owned but not the first I have ever driven..just never taken one up north during the winter. My question is, I’m going to NC for x-mas and I know the weather is going to be way colder there then it is here...Will I need to plug the truck in so it will not have a hard time starting??? Does my truck even have a plug?? Or is diesel technology gotten better in these engines that this is not necessary. Thanks!
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I have a 05' F-250 Super Duty FX4 w/6.0 PSD and I Live in Central FL where it's warm, even when it's supposed to be cold. (Quick history) This is the first diesel truck I have ever owned but not the first I have ever driven..just never taken one up north during the winter. My question is, Iím going to NC for x-mas and I know the weather is going to be way colder there then it is here...Will I need to plug the truck in so it will not have a hard time starting??? Does my truck even have a plug?? Or is diesel technology gotten better in these engines that this is not necessary. Thanks!
I am in NC and I dont. But people west of me do. Where you going?
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Oh yeah. I would definitely bring a drop cord. I know it gets chilly over there! You probably don't need it but you have it if you want it.
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Yours probably does just look in the front bumper.
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Does the truck have a plug?? and if so where is it located. Thanks!
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Thanks! I'm heading outside right now to look....
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You don't need to plug it in. If you do, don't run it for more than for a few hours, per the owners manual.
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Thanks! I'm heading outside right now to look....
It really depends. aren't there cold weather flashes? Some trucks seem to start hard when its cold but some have no problem.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:44 PM
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If I do plug it in, It will only be to start and then drive it... Any excessive idleing I always just shut it off..
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