Warm up temp ?

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  1. ramhunter9

    ramhunter9 Supporting Member

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    Funny thing happened today ... last night temps were in the mid to upper 40's
    Went out to start the truck .. started fine .. let the truck idle for a min went to shift into drive ... it dies ...
    Started it back up and let it idle for 5-10 min and it went into drive fine .

    My question ... what gauge do I need to watch in order to get it up to temp , oil , water , trans ect ? And what is the proper temp to get it to before putting it in drive .

    I have 2 battery blankets and trans heater on the way . And I also have the heater block . Didnt know I needed the this soon ? I can already tell this truck will be cold blooded .
     
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    Mine has a cold start rev it will start an then it idles up all on it's own I walk back in the house an lace up the boots an get a cup of coffee an it is most of the time ready to roll on ... I let mine run like 5 to 10mins before I leave ..without plugging it in
     
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    Mine idles fine , just needs a few before going into drive , or she dies
     
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    Bump ... anyone else ?
     
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    I was digging for a old thread I got of the same issues but haven't found it yet... Rather common issue with automatics.
     
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    Ya .. no winter fuel yet .. so I guess she just needs time to warm .. what temps do I need to get to so I know she is warm ?
     
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    I plug it in let it idle for 5-10 min based on how cold before going
     
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    Another idea is start it in neutral and allow the pump to warm the fluid for a few minutes...
     
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    i have seen several threads around with people with autos having the same problem. never have seen a definative answer though. i have one, get a 6 speed, be sure it is a nv5600, they dont make them anymore. then you can swap one set of problems for another.
     

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