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Old 01-20-2013, 11:49 PM   #11
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I plug my truck in whenever it gets below 0 C. (32 F.). I only have the winterfront on the grille even though I have the bumper cover also. Truck has NOT thrown a code in the time I've owned it and plugged it in. Tonight it is supposed to get down to -32 C (-25.6 F.). I have a heated garage so not plugged in tonight but at work it is always plugged in below freezing.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:57 AM   #12
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I had a 2001 that would throw a code. It was the fuel temperature sensor, if I can remember correctly. If it sensed a 10 degree difference from the tank to the sensor then it would throw a code. That would only happen when it was plugged in with the front cover on.They changed it out under warranty but it kept happening. I would have them check it with a Tech2 and if that was the code then I would have them clear it. I eventually got a tuner for it and I cleared the code myself. I now have a 2011 and have been plugged in and have the front on and no problems ....so far.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:11 AM   #13
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I plug in when I get home in evening, if it's anywhere around freezing, and it stays there until morning when I hit the remote start while finishing my coffee.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:46 AM   #14
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Okay I had to go there. We don't have to worry about plugging in down here, 70 degrees today. HAHAHA.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:23 AM   #15
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Okay I had to go there. We don't have to worry about plugging in down here, 70 degrees today. HAHAHA.
Yours Prolly didn't even come with a block heater!


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Old 01-21-2013, 10:24 AM   #16
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I plug in when I get home in evening, if it's anywhere around freezing, and it stays there until morning when I hit the remote start while finishing my coffee.
You leave yours plugged in while running?

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Old 01-21-2013, 11:10 AM   #17
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I do leave it plugged while running, at least until I walk out to leave. I always put the defroster on before I shut it off in the evening also, which helps keep the window clear. Although when I start with the remote start, it automatically turns defroster on with fan high regardless of setting.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:37 PM   #18
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I will generally plug mine in below freezing, plug it in before I go to bed the night before and unplug when I leave in the morning for work. It might be just a mental thing but I think i get warm air in the cab faster when I plug it it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:48 PM   #19
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I will generally plug mine in below freezing, plug it in before I go to bed the night before and unplug when I leave in the morning for work. It might be just a mental thing but I think i get warm air in the cab faster when I plug it it.
I sure had a shorter warm up time this am with it plugged in!
It came off of fast idle quicker!


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Old 01-21-2013, 01:55 PM   #20
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I have plugged in when ever it is 32f or below. Never had a code, usually plugged in the night before. And I believe most are coolant heaters- thread into the water jacket on the block. Of topic, but my buddy with a 6.0 ford plugs in when it is in the 50s. I think its time for a fuel module and program update though.
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