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Old 11-23-2007, 09:44 AM
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what does a guy do if no option to plug truck in for 24 hour period at temps below 20 degrees? Is it beneficial to allow fuel pump to finish priming after light goes out to make extreme cold weather starting any easier?
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:10 AM
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You can let it cycle a little longer. The glow plugs cycle up to 2 minutes after the light goes off
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Thanks dave This is my first diesel so just learning

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Old 11-23-2007, 10:34 AM
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:47 PM
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I live in northern Alberta I bought my first powerstroke this summer but we have them at work and I have seen them start at -40 no problem as soon as the glow plug lite goes out it doesnt sound very good but they always start I had a Chevy 6.5 and anything below -5 it would not start if it wasnt plugged in you couldn't even boost it with out preheating it (POS) I know a lot of guys that put there block heaters on a timer to turn on a couple of hours before they get going to work mostly to save the power bill I'm guessing
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:22 PM
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making sure your batteries are in good condition helps in those kind of temps too.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:47 PM
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Its just startin to get cold in MN and i don't plug mine it at work and so far its started just fine. Like the others said, let the glow plugs cycle a little longer, but NEVER use ether or your heads could go BOOM.
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