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Old 01-21-2013, 02:59 PM   #21
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ok all, i will be the guinea pig. tonite is supposed to be the coldest night of the year since sometime in 2011. somewhere at or near 0* F. it started the other day with no troubles at 9* F, so i dont see any difference for tomorrow. and yes, it sits out all night as the garage has the wifes car and my old 53 ford. i did double up on the dose of fuel treatment i will admit. i have been using power service in the white bottle, but howes was on sale at farm and home so i got that instead to try. i think im going back to power service. seems to have more pep when i use that, and mileage seems to be better.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:31 PM   #22
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Man, chevy outside and ford in the garage- seems like a sin or something;D

Cool test- probably will start, just take a lot longer to get warm!
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #23
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diesels seem to take forever to warm, whether they have a weather front on them or not. our 6.0 ford at work hates the cold weather, and when i used to drive it home, i would cycle the key 3 times before starting. stated pretty quickly after that, plus it was a whole lot queter too after it started.

there is almost as much money tied up in that old ford as a used diesel pickup, so it sits inside.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:58 PM   #24
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Install one of these and it does matter where you are it will keep it warm:

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:32 AM   #25
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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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I had mine plugged up last night and this morning (around 20 degrees F) never even went into high idle. I was kinda surprised.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:30 AM   #26
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Was plugged in all night as usual, and this morning I actually went out to the truck to start it, just to see if the glow plugs would come on. No glow plug indication, started right up and purred like a kitten at normal idle. It was 3* this morning.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:09 PM   #27
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Was plugged in all night as usual, and this morning I actually went out to the truck to start it, just to see if the glow plugs would come on. No glow plug indication, started right up and purred like a kitten at normal idle. It was 3* this morning.
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Had truck in garage tho as I treated it to some carnuba wax!

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:27 PM   #28
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7* here this morning at 630, not plugged in and fired right off. tonite only supposed to be 16, so it wont fall far from where it is now. 42 tomorrow.. woop woop
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