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post #1 of 5 Old 12-20-2008, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Leaving Georgia heading to Pennsylvania for Christmas and was wondering if there is anything special I need to do to prepare my truck for the cold temps and the winter precipatation?
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maybe plug it in at night if it gets really cold. other than that not that i can think of. maybe take some 911 with you or something to keep the fuel from gelling if its super cold

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Thx for the info I bought some diesel clean in the white bottle for the fuel and the cold temps. Don't have a plug to plug it up with so I guess I'm just going to take a chance there. Might have to wait til the sun comes up.LOL
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I've never had my truck not start even in cold temperatures. If your glow plugs are working properly your truck will be fine

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You MUST remember that even if you have 4wd:

The brakes will still lock, and your stopping distance will still suck.
The rear is SUPER light on pickup trucks, and it will do it's best to lead the way.
The block heater is good, but make sure the cord is intact properly before using it.
You MUST remember to always turn off your windscreen wipers, and raise them up off of the windscreen, if snow is forecasted. This will save you broken wipers.
You need to remember to carry at least 2 road flares.
You need to make sure that under no circumstances do you attempt to cross water deeper than the hubs.

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