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

Stefan N

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5m is over 16.4 ft. 39.37 inches to a meter,at least it was when i went to school
haha, I think we never talked about inches is school here in Sweden, but I have a bad memory + I was not aiming for precision, If I were I would talk mm (millimeters. 25.4mm per Inch) ;) Next time I will throw in a ~ before the foots :)
 

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Change the oil today and add lubegard biotech, so I think I am ok for the winter months, so farr never use the heater the last 3 years,never go below-20C.
 

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Change the oil today and add lubegard biotech, so I think I am ok for the winter months, so farr never use the heater the last 3 years,never go below-20C.
I plug my vehicles in starting at 0C on a timer. 2 hours at 0, 3 hours at -15, 4 hours at -25, and all night below -35. I run winter weight synthetic oil, 50 below coolant etc. The truck will start fine not plugged in, even at 40 below, but it is a whole lot easier on the engine, battery and other parts by plugging it in for 3 or 4 hours before starting it. It also means you can drive it right away, windows defog much sooner and you get cab heat almost right away.
 
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I found a spare cord at work. Only 14 guage and 25' so it barely reaches as we have a back in to park policy, but I can plug in my block heater now. I'll bring a longer 12 guage one with a multi-plug end for the block heater and battery warmer next trip.
 

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crappy winter in kamloops bc ......again :( I've noticed my truck prefers being plugged in around minus eight or so.....somewhat lower than recommended. Still complains from time to time, can't blame it :)
 

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I found a spare cord at work. Only 14 guage and 25' so it barely reaches as we have a back in to park policy, but I can plug in my block heater now. I'll bring a longer 12 guage one with a multi-plug end for the block heater and battery warmer next trip.
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Crappy life pro tip, use an undersized extension cord and the cord will melt the snow/ice around it for you and keep from freezing up.

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Crappy life pro tip, use an undersized extension cord and the cord will melt the snow/ice around it for you and keep from freezing up.

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The cord I have is under sized for my liking, but 14 guage is what's in the walls of houses for 15 amp circuits so I'm pretty far from overheating a cord. Line loss is minimal on a 25' cord pulling 8 amps I only lose about 3 volts and I think the block heater on the rams is closer to 7 amp than 8. If I grabbed an 18 guage cord or something ridiculous from the dollar store then we could probably melt some snow.
 
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