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post #1 of 10 Old 01-04-2011, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Cold morning equals big smile

Yesterday I was not able to plug my truck in overnight. When I went out to start it this morning the temperature was -07 degrees F. Brrrr!!!!

I was expecting the truck to be a real bear to start and take forever to warm up. I turned the key, waited for the glow plugs to go off and she started instantly!! Barely any black smoke out the tailpipe even (yes I have a dpf/cat delete). I was able to leave after only siting about 30 seconds.

My friend who has a 6.0 could barely get his to start after cranking about 2 minutes and then it smoked up the whole neighborhood for about 10 minutes before it cleared up.

I am very impressed with this 6.4 for cold weather!!

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That common rail injection is the cats meow for cold weather


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I totally agree. I haven't had to plug mine in at all and she starts right up no problem. Nothing like my 'ol 7.3 or my 'ol 24v cummins, they had to be plugged in in really cold weather.

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If it gets below 40 i plug mine in and she's ready pretty quick

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That's nothing. Visiting the in-laws for the holidays the truck had to start cold every morning for 4 days in -30(Celcius, but I think that's basically -30 F). Handled it like a champ. These trucks are great starters.

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-7 F? -30F? That's way too damn cold..... I don't know if I could start in weather that cold.....

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Agreed! My 6.0 was horrible with cold starts. We had a couple of 10 degree mornings here in SC.

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Rain, shine, sleet or snow. Works godda' get done on time. I'm proud to have a truck that I know will start no hassle in a deep freeze even when not plugged in(It is usually always plugged in).

It's "Cold" here (0 C or below) 6 months out of the year. I hate the cold, but I couldn't ever fathom moving.

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So far the coldest day my truck has seen since I bought her NEW on 10/23/2008 was 39* & she started right on !!!

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That common rail injection is the cats meow for cold weather
hahaha the cats meow.......thats hilarious


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