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post #1 of 20 Old 12-03-2008, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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Question Info on plugging in psd's

sorry if this is a re-post. I looked under diesel newbies, but couldn't really find an answer.

I have a 2008 6.4l F350. The dealer said that I don't have to plug it in and that it's good down to minus 30 degrees. Needless to say I don't believe much out of a salesman's mouth and I am looking to those here for advice.

I have anti gel fuel conditioner in it and all has been well so far, but up here we have not even seen the least of our winter yet. The truck has a plug, I bought an appropriate cord for it, I guess my question is do I leave it plugged in as "insurance" or is there a certain temp that I should be doing at?

Thanks in advance and sorry if this questions seems dumb It's my first diesel!

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I think most will plug'em in at about 40* and below for a couple of hours before getting jumping in and driving. I have mine on a timer that turn on 2 hours prior so I just plug it in before I go to bed.

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watch ur electric bill...plug the trucks in and ur electric bill soars !!!
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i won't plug mine in until its 20-30*

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Do as suggested by Power Sparkless install a timer, I think its such a good Idea I'll get one myself.

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intermatic has a really nice timer. i have one that works great. got it at the home desperate for 30 bucks i think?? i dont remember the price but it wasnt wicked expensive and is totally worth it.

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I only drive it about once a week to "stretch her legs". Should I leave it plugged in for more than 2 hours or will that be enough daily to keep her happy? Also, when I am out of state for a week or 2 in the winter should I set the timer longer? Sorry for so many questions, I just don't want to screw up my truck.

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I just do it under 50. They dont draw much power and it doesnt hurt anything. I ran mine off a timer. I had it come on at 3 am and shut off about 7 am. That way when I left for work about 7:10 the engine was already 100 degrees. It didnt make a noticeable difference on my power bill so I was happy.
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