Frigid Cold Start in Dallas

FDM2012

Adventurer
#1
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?

 

djbonsu

Adventurer
#3
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.
 

dmoo

New member
#7


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
 

FDM2012

Adventurer
#9
Block Heater on it?




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
 

dmoo

New member
#10
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.
 
#11
I live in Montana... And this is why my e350 is a v10... Not starting or geling of fuel.. can be a matter of life and death if winter camping .. at -40, you don't need to be very far away to be facing the potential of the worst..
 
#13
My 2001 450 been starting in this cold mass mornings, well up to sunday. old girl just wouldn't fire. had to plug her in for 4 hours. then Monday morning, got her fired up and for the first time in my life had my fuel gel up. That was even with it over treated with power service. Been nasty cold here.