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Old 01-16-2013, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cold Weather Prep

Hey! I'm looking for some specific product advice from you Youpers, or North Dakota boys...

I am moving back up North in a few weeks, and my 2011 LML has never even seen snow before. I have the stock block heater plug routed to the grille, but I want to add an oil pan heater, tranny pan heater, and maybe a few battery blankets.

Any recommendations for specific products (links?)?
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ridge Runner I use Kats blankets
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Do you have the grill cover? These trucks start just fine in the cold with out using the block heater. Make sure you have treated fuel before you get in the cold or you will have gelling problems. Synthetic oil is best below 0F.

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I don't have an LML but on my LBZ I run my cover all the time. I think it gets you back some mileage and it definetely helps the heater!!!
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Grill cover, block heater up to snuff, and the synthetic fluids will help quite a bit! The rest are not needed, IMO
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Not looking for a lesson on what I need, I've read all those threads and I've already made up my mind that I want my Oil and Tranny Fluid warmed up, and the batteries warmed up; I'm looking for specific product advice.

My travels will take me up into the UP of Michigain, Northern Minnessota, etc. so it might get a little chilly at night...

I have a grille cover, synthetic in the crank case, and the stock DexCool heater...

It seems every search I do leads me to a "Where is my block heater plug hidden?" thread. Mine was easy, I took delivery in Wisconsin and the dealer had pulled it out and left it laying by the passenger side battery.

OK, back to those product recommendations?
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Put transynd in the tranny and forget the tranny heater.
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I just put a fresh batch of Transynd in the tranny so I am good to go. Going to be crappy all day tomorrow..Driving from Orlando to Washington D.C. No snow driving experience on my side. Do I really need to find my block heater for driving in that area and do I need a grill cover on my way North.
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If DC is all the further North you are going, I wouldn't worry too much about it...
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My LML starts up no problem in -30C(-22F) without being plugged in (I had to try it once, it gets plugged in now)

You can get those magnetic heaters that would stick to your oil pan & tranny but you would have to remove them every day when your driving but by far the cheapest route if your really obsessed about it.


The one in the picture is $60
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