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Old 01-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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for those of you with a d-max

Since I am new to the d-max but not diesels in general....

At what temp do you guys start to plug them in for a cold winter morning start?

Iv e yet to even put on the winter front on but tomorrow morning is supposed to be the coldest morning of the season for us .... I know I know a balmy -3* degrees F. with a high of 8*

At work we have timers on our big trucks which kick on about 3 am .

just wondering what you guys do .


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Old 01-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
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The manual says to use it below 0. Our forecast for tonight is a low of 1. I plugged mine in.

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Old 01-20-2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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Actually I believe I read that and totally forgot ...... stupid turbs !
I think I read that the winter front needs to be on in continuous below 0 temps as well.
I guess I just like your guys advice better !

Do you have yours on a timer ?

I had a 15 amp timer laying around that was used for a dairy operation and had the timer come on at 2 am for a 515 am start.

thoughts ?

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Old 01-20-2013, 10:32 PM   #4
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I plugged mine in 1time and the temp was around 30 , it thru a code and would not accell at all (like a limp) cleared it and all good . do not plug in above 0 degrees.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:33 PM   #5
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I plugged mine in 1time and the temp was around 30 , it thru a code and would not accell at all (like a limp) cleared it and all good . do not plug in above 0 degrees.
what was the code number ?

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cannot remember I never plug it in but the truck lives in the garage, not heated...
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:37 PM   #7
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i could easily pull it in the garage as well but toby lives in there during the winter and he probably doesn't like the fumes when i start it !
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I also do not put on the winter cover because my egt' s are 200 degrees higher with the intercooler covered, I think they were higher than that with the stock exhaust including that piece of crap downpipe and cat
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:46 PM   #9
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Is your cover the one that covers grill and bumper ?
I heard they went away from that as when I bought mine it was just the grill !


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it is a 2piece one for the grill and another for the the bumper which I cannot figure out.lol
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