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Hi guys, we are travelling in an unexpected cold spell area. I have the block heater but unfortunately don't have the cord. It got down to about 10 degrees last night and the truck just tries to fire and dies. I have an electric heater blowing on it as my only option (we are in an rv park) do I risk flooding the engine trying to start it? It puffs lots of white smoke when it tries to fire and you can smell the diesel.
 

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Change your fuel filter!
 

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And get some anti-jell mix in the tank:)
 

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Yup, time for some diesel 911. Most truck stops and maybe wal mart!
 

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Your truck should start at 10 degrees with no problems even without being plugged in.

I would say leave the heater on it, maybe cover the front with some blankets to help hold in the heat, get diesel 911 in the tank and have someone jumpstart you in the warmest part of the day.

I start my truck everyday in 10 degree and colder temps and don't plug it in. I would if I could but it is not possible nor absolutly needed.

Good luck.
 

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Thanks guys, I finally got it started after leaving the heater on it for a while. I will pickup some of the 911 stuff. Thanks for responding.
 
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