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Old 12-01-2009, 09:00 PM
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diesels don't need to be plugged in till around 0, at least in my experience. I'm further north than you to though. I'm 45 min from canada, you can spit over it in some peoples backyards here.

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Old 12-01-2009, 09:03 PM
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Diesels don't need to be plugged in till around 0, at least in my experience. I'm further north than you to though. I'm 45 min from Canada, you can spit over it in some peoples backyards here.
I'm 10 minutes from Canada, and I agree. In most scenarios, it's overkill. My father never needed one for his Powerstroke, and it's even less necessary on a gasser.

Michigan winters are less than pleasant.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:06 PM
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Yea i don't see a need in my truck, but hey it's there. And the diesel we have is used to Ohio weather so when we had it up in Chicago the diesel thickened up and clogged the engine had to get some diesel 911 lol
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Yeah, my uncles down in Michigan off Lake St Claire. He never plugs his in till its about cold as balls freezing lol
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yeah, my uncles down in michigan off lake st claire. He never plugs his in till its about cold as balls freezing lol
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:32 PM
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well my service van has the 7.3 power stroke and i plug it in so i dont have to wait for it to warm up in the mornings. and the people next door dont have to here her chug along at 430 am just so i have some heat lol.
you know thats the only problem with the ford trucks and vans thay are cold blooded beast! and if its a diesel it like a witch in a brass brae. (no heart!)
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well my service van has the 7.3 power stroke and i plug it in so i dont have to wait for it to warm up in the mornings. and the people next door dont have to here her chug along at 430 am just so i have some heat lol.
you know thats the only problem with the ford trucks and vans thay are cold blooded beast! and if its a diesel it like a witch in a brass brae. (no heart!)
I don't believe in long warm ups on the car. I warm the car up for about a minute to get oil circulating to all the parts of the engine. Long idling is bad on your engine its not designed for it. But thats my thought. I do agree the neighbors don't need to be awoken to the engine chug along. And Ford diesels are cold blooded!!
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^ I agree.

I believe all the hours my previous car spent idling ( because of remote starter) contributed to a lot of it's problems.

I have wised up over the years, and while I have a remote start on my Ranger, I try to use it as little as possible.

Besides, on the coldest days, vehicles have to idle a long time before they start blowing warm air. If you simply start driving, it warms up within a couple minutes.
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Exactly, putting a load on the engine makes it warm up in 2 minutes rather than 20 minutes idling at 20 below. Plus it uses less fuel to just drive it.
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