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Old 01-16-2009, 08:07 AM
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Technology in the 6.0

I just went outside and started my 05 6.0l after it got down to -27 last night and it is still -8 right now. I have yet to plug the truck in since i have owned it and it has been bellow zero at night all week and i go outside and in one turn of the key the truck starts right up no ifs ands or buts. How is this done with the new motors that they start so easily? I no in the past diesel motors have never started this easy
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:52 PM
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I was going to ask the same thing basically..It was 8 degrees and below 0 with wind,I went out to start my 05 6.0 and it started than stalled twice,and on the 3rd try it stayed running rough at first than smoothed out within 15 seconds..do I have to plug it in?
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:58 PM
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ya you should its less wear and tear on components of the engine, i didnt have mine pluged in cause i wasnt sure if i had a cord coming from the heater element and today for ****s n giggles i look and it was there in the bumper by the passenger side tow hook for now on im gonna plug it in when possible
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Some will start easier than others deending on a few different variables. Strength of GPs, recent updated cold weather tunes, battery strength...mine starts easy but a month ago when i had 3 GPs fouled out, it did not.
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eventhough they will start in that temp, it helps to have everything heated up a little. The block heater from what I know is in the oil cooler, so it will heat the oil up reduce the wear on the injectors running cold oil through them. Probably will start fast too, so less cranking on the starter. But its nice to know when its balls cold it will still start!!
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:36 PM
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Wouldn't start my truck that cold without being plugged in, unless it was an absolete emergency.
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how are those 20.00 plugs on ebay?...dealer gets like 80bux
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im in the same boat..i would never attempt to start my truck without being plugged in over night...when the whole truck shakes and motor is clanking like shoes in a clothes dryer i would come to think thats not too good for the motor..and second if it takes only 1 second to plug your engine block heater in at night which could potentially save you thousands down the road... which would be the smarter choice?..just my 2 cents though
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:20 PM
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I talk to people that say they have never plugged in their truck,,but it cant be good like you said..
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I talk to people that say they have never plugged in their truck,,but it cant be good like you said..
exactly, its like people smoke cigarettes they are doing it, but it cant be good for them. They are put on diesels for a reason so i would use it.....
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