Good or Bad idea to start truck while plugged in ??? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General 6.7 Discussion General 6.7 Discussion

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-23-2013, 10:29 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 346
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Good or Bad idea to start truck while plugged in ???

As it says here boys , just wondering if it is bad to start the truck while its still plugged in ? thanks a lot have a lot of different story's just want the truth!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-23-2013, 10:46 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
don't think it matters i do it lots with my 5.9 and stayed plugged in few times while running.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-23-2013, 11:26 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Washington Pa.
Posts: 56
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have had 6.2 GMs, 7.3 Fords and started them both while plugged in as well as let them warm up on occasion, never had any bad things happen because of it. Haven't plugged my 6.7 in yet, only because I do not drive it every day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-23-2013, 02:07 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ruidoso, NM
Posts: 1,669
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yea I've started mine a few times and left it running while plugged in....never thought it would cause a problem...and hasn't to this point but would like to hear wat other people have to say
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-23-2013, 03:01 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4,913
Thanks: 83
Thanked 58 Times in 56 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-23-2013, 03:02 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 2,480
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I do it every day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-23-2013, 03:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Good or Bad idea to start truck while plugged in ???

It's just a block heater. I am pretty sure it's not connected to the electrical system in anyway. Just don't back out of your drive with the cord attached.


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-23-2013, 04:33 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newark, Del
Posts: 79
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Black2012 View Post
It's just a block heater. I am pretty sure it's not connected to the electrical system in anyway. Just don't back out of your drive with the cord attached.


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Won thurt it at all till you pull away with the cord still plugged in. Did that once with the 01. Thats all it takes to never forget to unplug it. lol didnt hurt the truck,
but needed a new outlet box on the house.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-23-2013, 05:01 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I live in northern alberta and have had vehicles since 1979. I have never heard of any problems with starting and running a vehicle with the block heater plugged in. We regularly get tempuratures down to -40. Even with the new command starts I cant see it hurting anything. I leave mine plugged in and running all the time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 01-23-2013, 05:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 346
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yea i agree i was wondering because it would kinda defeat the purpose of the remote start..... i guess if everyone else is i might as well jump on the band wagon!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors