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Old 12-30-2008, 05:57 PM
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going to the sno and no block haeter

going up on the seccond and dont have a block heater, and the truck is a cali truck so where it came from and where i live it never really gets below 35* but going up and was wondering what i should do, if anything?
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:58 PM
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nah, as long as your glow plugs are good, you will be fine.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:04 PM
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going up on the seccond and dont have a block heater, and the truck is a cali truck so where it came from and where i live it never really gets below 35* but going up and was wondering what i should do, if anything?
You don't need to do anything 35 degrees insnt really that cold
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:09 PM
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Just make sure batteries are ok along with glow plugs and glow plug relay too
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My block heater wasn't working for a little while, and I live in Northern Ontario... My truck would still fire up in -15*F weather without any problems.
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make sure you have the right antifreeze mix is all
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make sure their is a winter fuel in it or else you might experience some gelling issues but yea 35 degress is not too cold i have yet to plug my truck in just gotta glow it right and let it run a few minutes before i heard out anywhere
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no thats the temp at my house im going up to the snow in tahoe
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You should be fine as long as you put some fuel additive in that has anti-gelling properties. It will start fine without a block heater in average northern winter temps.
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Find an anti gell aditive at a gas station or truck stop on your way up there. If you go with out make sure you don't go under 1/2 a tank with refilling. Just another way of preventing gelling. As far as starting don't worry about it. If its not below 0 you should be able to run the glow plugs once and she should fire up. If not cycle them a couple times till she does. And don't be suprised if it sounds like the truck is going to explode. Runs a little rough till it warms up. You can help that by going to 5w-40 or thiner oil. I haven't pluged my truck in for weeks and its been down to -16. Never had a problem starting.
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