how cold are your cold starts and how do you prepare your truck

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IMG_20171230_080853.jpg Right now it's cold outside. I'm using the oe block heater. Mopar battery warmer. 5W20 mobil1 synthetic. I used wire terminal cleaner on all my latches to get out moisture prior to loading them up with white lithium grease. Tailgate is frozen shut because I forgot to do it, but the tonneau still works fine.also made sure my antifreeze was up to the task good to -45 at the moment.
 

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Yup. Worst winter we’ve had here in southern Ontario in a while. Actually had a white Christmas this year ha ha ha. Super cold and windy. I just plug in my truck and haven’t had a hard time starting it. I also grease everything up and use -45 Costco washer fluid. It’s great stuff !

I used bearing grease on my tailgate. I figure if it’s good enough for axles and bearings on a boat trailer it’s gotta be good on a tailgate [emoji106]

I didn’t even think of a battery warmer, however, it’s not usually that cold here. Some cold spells but we usually start around -1 ish


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I start adding the winter windshield fluid in early fall. That's about it.
 

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Is the block heater standard on Canadian models? Where do I look for the cord?
 

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Most Canadian vehicles come with a block heater. -27C in calgary today. Too cold for me


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Is the block heater standard on Canadian models? Where do I look for the cord?
It's usually tucked under the passenger I want to call it a shrowd cover. It's the first piece you take off if you're taking out the grill to get at the top. Will be tucked under there next to the rad cap if you have it. IMG_20171230_160116.jpg sorry the pictures not the best, but you can kind of make out the plug end next to the yellow cap.
 
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