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    Default Frigid Cold Start in Dallas

    I did a 20 degree Cold Start without having the engine heater plugged in last night, just to see how it would do.

    I only cycled the glow plugs the one time, and I do have Stanadyne in it, so I'm sure that helped a bit.

    Is this about the same as some of you Cold Weather Guys?

    Eric S.
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    shoot man, i thought that sounded pretty good. Which viscosity oil are you running?
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    Yep! right on with the frigid mornings we have been having here in chicago. -8 deg F this morning but i plugged the van in last night as I have 10W-40 in the motor....i know...i know. Even with temps in the single digits (5 deg f) , the van fired up after a 3 cycles glow plugs.
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    Rotella T6 5W-40 (Synthetic)


    Quote Originally Posted by SHAFT View Post
    shoot man, i thought that sounded pretty good. Which viscosity oil are you running?
    Eric S.
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    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...other-AMBO-Rig

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    While not as cold as your part of the country, 46deg in Florida Is chilly.
    Quick video of my start up.
    https://youtu.be/GEKN8sy_t4Q
    Once the volts bounce back to 12.2 I turn the key, using Rotella 15/40 dino...
    Last edited by Bbasso; 01-03-2018 at 01:45 AM.
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    Not sure where you're at, but I live in Tampa (Dallas for the holidays).
    And yeah, we don't normally get too cold for it to be an issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bbasso View Post
    While not as cold as your part of the country, 46deg in Florida Is chilly.
    Quick video of my start up.
    https://youtu.be/GEKN8sy_t4Q
    Once the volts bounce back to 12.2 I turn the key, using Rotella 15/40 dino...
    Eric S.
    2000 E350 Quigley 4x4 Ambulance 7.3 PSD (AmboLander)
    Build Thread:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...other-AMBO-Rig

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    I usually hang out in the full size and jeep sections, but I saw the frigid thread and had to check it. I envy your 20 degrees this week


    the Duramax did not make it this morning....had to take the gasser


    gotta have that red bottle diesel 911, a spare fuel filter or two, good batteries and you are good to go... most of the time

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    -35? Oh hell no. Never. lol

    (I'm in Jacksonville Beach area...)
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    Block Heater on it?


    Quote Originally Posted by dmoo View Post


    I usually hang out in the full size and jeep sections, but I saw the frigid thread and had to check it. I envy your 20 degrees this week


    the Duramax did not make it this morning....had to take the gasser


    gotta have that red bottle diesel 911, a spare fuel filter or two, good batteries and you are good to go... most of the time
    Eric S.
    2000 E350 Quigley 4x4 Ambulance 7.3 PSD (AmboLander)
    Build Thread:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...other-AMBO-Rig

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDM2012 View Post
    Block Heater on it?
    oh yeah, they basically come stock on the trucks if the delivery destination is Midwest-ish. But this extreme cold is tough on everything. I take the gas ride if its not forecasted to come above zero for the daytime high temp just so I don't gel up sitting in the parking lot at work.

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