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Old 01-08-2007, 03:34 PM
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Hello from Vermont

Greetings from VT, where it should be snowing . . .

I'm in the midst of looking for a 2005 Excursion 6.0. I think I found one on Ebay that looks pretty solid. Just need to get to a local dealer to drive one before I pull the trigger.

I'm a Newbee to diesel for sure, but excited after reading posts on this forum. Lots of great info, you all sould be proud of what you've created.

Is it bad to take short trips in cold weather with a diesel? I do a lot of long trips, but my daily commute is only 8 minutes.

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Old 01-08-2007, 03:38 PM
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WELCOME Erik! Sorry about accidentally deleting your first introduction thread - even an Admin can make a bone head mistake.
Thanks for being a good sport about it - enjoy the site!
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welcome to the forum erik!
diesels should really be up to norm engine temp. it takes a little more to be able to burn off any moisture from the oil in a diesel. diesels are made to run, not really for short spurts.
changing the oil more often will help if a lot of quick trips are made. i dont know if an oil analisis would tell you or not.
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Welcome Welcome!

Nice to have another Yankee here to get one up on the Texans!
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--- good to have you here, this is the place to get any info you might need for the new rig.
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WELCOME Erik! Sorry about accidentally deleting your first introduction thread - even an Admin can make a bone head mistake.
Thanks for being a good sport about it - enjoy the site!
Nice work Alan!!

Anyway, WELCOME TO POWERSTROKE.ORG!!!
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Jon, you aint a Yankee

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welcome to the forum erik!
diesels should really be up to norm engine temp. it takes a little more to be able to burn off any moisture from the oil in a diesel. diesels are made to run, not really for short spurts.
changing the oil more often will help if a lot of quick trips are made. i dont know if an oil analisis would tell you or not.
What are my options? I like the durability/power/tuning potential of the diesel, but am I screwing myself if I don't run it hard? I'm pretty obsessive about oil changes, so I don't mind shorter intervals. I am also assuming that I will have a block heater plugged in every night during the winter season.

Are there any COLD climate folks that can point me in the right direction? I see a TON of PSD's up here, so I'm hoping I'll be OK.
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Old 01-08-2007, 08:56 PM
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I'm A Cold Climate Person---I think.

Eric, take a look in my garage and you'll see a picture of my truck. That was taken at about 15 below, and I have never pluged my truck in. I find that if it is maintained properly,and the glow plug system is working the way it should,you shoulden't have any problems. If your worried about the short trip to work each day, Install a remote start. you can start it 20 min before you leave and it will be all warm and snuggly when you get in---and up to temp as well. You can also leave it run for a bit after you get there on a high idle, and not worry about anyone stealing it.
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Welcome to the ORG! I live in Ohio and should also be having the cold and snow but this year has been strange! Anyways to answer your question about driving short distances with a diesel. Yes you can but you definately want to let it warm up before you leave and then let it run some when you get to work so that your turbo gets cooled down.
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