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post #1 of 22 Old 01-23-2013, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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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!!!

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don't think it matters i do it lots with my 5.9 and stayed plugged in few times while running.

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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.

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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
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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.


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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.


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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.
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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.
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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!!!

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