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All I can say is your friend is so, so wrong.
1. Ford doesn't recommend plugging the truck in until it's -10* outside. It will help it to heat up in the morning but it's not required. My 6.4 started up instantly, like it was 70*, when it was really -32* and I had forgotten to plug it in.
2. The 6.7 heats up faster than any diesel I've had so far, but, if you're worried about it, get the Rapid Supplemental Heater. It's a $250 factory option and put's out instant heat, using an electric heater. It then turns that off when the truck warms up. You're truck would be cranking out hot air long before any gas motor would.
3. Research Diesel. It's actually cleaner and better for the environment than gasoline is. The 6.7 has absolutely no smell whatsoever from the tailpipe. If you're getting diesel smell in the cab, then you're probably driving an older truck with some leaks on it, not a 6.7 or a 6.4 or a 6.0, but maybe a 7.3.
Bottom line. Don't listen to you're friend. Go diesel and you'll never look back and you'll be leaving all the gas motors in the dust.
I don't plug my truck in. It's been between 0 and 15 at night. I get heat within 5 minutes of driving nicely, but I get warm seats when I get in it so it doesn't really bother me to be without warm air as long as my back side is on the toaster. Ford really improved the warm up time on the 6.7 by putting a hot side EGR valve.
2011 F350 Lariat SRW Crew Cab Long Bed 4x4 6.7 H&S Mini Maxx DPF Delete EGR Delete running 265/70/19.5's
Chevy comercials are like OBAMA, ALL B.S. over promise and under deliver
This stuff isn't as simple as tuning your TiVo to record your Jerry Springer re-runs while your out cruising Wal-mart parking lot for transexual hookers.
Last edited by mor4wd; 12-05-2010 at 05:05 PM.