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6.4 cold start

It was -13* here in western ND this morning. This is the first time I have been in cold weather with my 6.4. It fired right up and started and sounded the same as 20 above. Not plugged in, and strait #2 fuel with stanadyne additive. I have to say I was impressed. My 7.3 would start that cold but would clatter and buck and sit there in a cloud of smoke. The 6.4 was smooth and quiet. Which leads me to the question; how cold will these things start not plugged in?

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cranked mine over in -25 and it took a second longer then norm but same thing. it will lack some serious power if youdont let it warm up for a bit tho

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Cranked mine at -35 unplugged (GFI had tripped). Sounded like a tractor for ~15 seconds and then started purring. Glad I have the high idle mod, it would never get warm otherwise!
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-42 is the coldest mine started. Couldn't plug it in that time. I run 0/40 oil it fired right up. Rough for 10 seconds then was fine. Still not good for it I'm sure. Funny this is she fired better then my 6.0 right at freezing

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Last winter it got to 28 degrees one day, and the truck started right up. It was brutal outside.

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Lol. Wouldn't wanna be in your shoes brother!!

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Last winter it got to 28 degrees one day, and the truck started right up. It was brutal outside.


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Mine fired up at -36 celsius which is -33ish after sitting for 2 weeks. Had to wait a bit for the glow plugs to warm up
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