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Old 01-28-2008, 10:32 AM
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Block Heater - Dumb question

Hey ya'll,

This is my first diesel so I'm gonna ask lotsa dumb questions...lol. Here's the first one: I have a factory block heater in my truck (maybe I'm missing it but I can't find anything in the owner's manual) and I am wondering if I can start the truck with it plugged in? I don't mean running it for a warm up period or anything. Just like, since I walk past the ****pit on the way to the extension cord, can I stop and start the truck then pull the cord?

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Bill
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:01 PM
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sorry, I can't answer your question directly/soecifically but I'd unplug it beforehand just so you don't forget you're plugged in and ya start driving off!
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:03 PM
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you can start it before unplugging just don't forget to unplug
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:58 PM
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When I pull in at work I plug it up while she is idling and the turbo cooling, then I turn it off. When I leave 13 hours later I hit my remote start and sometimes let it run for several minutes before I go out to unplug it and leave. I mounted my plug under the driver’s running board so I can’t forget to unplug before leaving without tripping over it.
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My manual says unplug the cord BEFORE starting the truck.

...maybe its to ensure you dont drive off with it plugged in, but not sure.
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Like Alabamafrog I start mine while plugged in all the time with my remote starter. No problems so far
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