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Old 12-16-2008, 08:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When should I plug in my truck??

I was wondering what outside temp I should plug my truck in. How cold is to cold....
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If I remember right it should be below 32...... not sure the actual verbage, but check your owners manual.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It really does not need the block warmer until it hits low teens to single digits
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Okay thanks I will also check the owners manual
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Add to that: a simple 2-3 hr duration is generallly more than adequate unless it gets WAY cold.

The Dmax has had an ongoing issue with setting temp sensor codes due to the block heater being plugged in and confusing the ECM at it's start up check point. This is most common with overnight use of the heater.

While my trucks are parked inside and toasty warm most nights, I do have and prefer the oil pan heater. Having warm oil to lubricate the engine on startup is more important to me than initial combustion, and ultimate cranking speed due to warm cylinders.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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do you sell the oil heaters?
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Not too far off topic...What temp for the winter front cover?
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do you sell the oil heaters?


A simple heated ( plug type ) dipstick will warm your oil as previously stated
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Dont plug it in til it gets around 0 or below or you will through a code, last weekend i was in duglas and it got -15 out that night and i pluged it in and it didnt use the glo plug assist that morning it was fine.
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Not too far off topic...What temp for the winter front cover?
Installation manaul for winter cover says do not run it in temps greater than 32 degrees.
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